Africa

Photo: NASA Goddard Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent (the first being Asia). Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Countries Cameroon Democratic Republic of Congo Egypt Kenya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Seychelles South Africa Tanzania Uganda Features Captive Lion Breeding and …

Marrakech

Photo: Carlos ZGZ, Marjorelle Marrakech (also spelled Marrakesh) is located 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir. Jardin Majorelle The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited sites …

Niger

Photo Niger is a land-locked country bordering Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. The capital is Niamey The Niger river is far more famous than the country as it winds its way through Guinea, Mali, Niger and …

Sierra Leone

Photo Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea in the northeast, Liberia in the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest. Headlines http://slconcordtimes.com/tourism-ministry-holds-workshop-on-draft-eco-tourism-policy Government http://www.statehouse.gov.sl Tourism Portals http://www.visitsierraleone.org – https://www.facebook.com/visitsierraleone Listening Afropop Worldwide Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone https://soundcloud.com/afropop-worldwide/proving-the-bubu-myth-2 Wikipedia Sierra Leone Planeta.com Africa Africa Links

Zimbabwe

Photo: Vince O’Sullivan Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. Recommended Listening Akashinga: ‘the brave ones’ protecting Africa’s iconic animals – In the north of Zimbabwe, a group of local women rangers are changing the game when it comes to …

Chad

Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. Spotlight: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennedi_Plateau http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/10/the-ennedi-plateau-secret-stones-of.html http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/09/towering-rocks-of-ennedi-desert-in-chad.html http://www.naturalarches.org/gallery-ChadPortfolio.htm Elsewhere on the Web http://www.envodev.org Wikipedia …

Nigeria

Photo: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. Planeta.com Nigeria Links Africa

Burkina Faso

Photo: CIFOR, Granaries (Sindri) Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in west Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the southwest. The capital is Ouagadougou. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it …

Virunga National Park

Photo: Ludovic Herlimann, Gorillas Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The 78,00 square kilometer World Heritage Site lies on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Key Links Virunga.org http://virunga.org https://www.youtube.com/user/gorillacd https://www.facebook.com/virunga https://twitter.com/gorillacd #42WHC Intense debates on the conservation of Virunga …

Mali

Photo: World Bank, Road Mali is bordered by Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the southwest and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. The capital is Bamako. Headlines Travel and Ritual with a Tuareg Nomadic Tribe in Mali – @TransAbroad @agingexplorer Festival on …