Nov 122009
 
Gambia River

Gambia The river is “The Gambia”. Literally, the country exists as a small strip of land area to either side of the river. People say: “The Gambia River is the Gambia and the Gambia is the River”. It is a major tourist attraction and the dominant feature running through the heart of the country. This [Curious? Find out more…]

Tarangire River & National Park

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Oct 032009
 
Tarangire River & National Park

Tanzania The Tarangire National Park was established in 1970 and excels in beauty and scenery. The park’s main feature is the Tarangire River winding like an enormous snake through the landscape, the source of life for the many animals that gather on the river banks in the dry season. Another mayor characteristic is the giant [Curious? Find out more…]

Gombe Stream National Park

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Oct 032009
 
Gombe Stream National Park

Tanzania The dwarf amongst Tanzania’s national parks, Gombe Stream National Park is only 52 km² in size. Situated on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, the park was established in 1968 and is a mix of beautiful lush hilly rain forests, deep ravines and occasional grass lands. It is the home of the Kasekela Chimpanzee [Curious? Find out more…]

Kowie River

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Aug 192009
 
Kowie River

South Africa (Eastern Cape) The scenic Kowie River (known locally as the “Ecawa”) is navigable for some 28 km and flows from wild indigenous forest through farmland, past riverside homes, under two bridges in Port Alfred’s town center and out to sea. In its tidal waters people enjoy boating, cruising, waterskiing, fishing and swimming, while [Curious? Find out more…]

Gorongosa National Park

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Jul 172009
 
Gorongosa National Park

Mozambique Gorongosa National Park is at the southern end of the Great African Rift Valley in the heart of central Mozambique. The 3,770 square kilometer park includes the valley floor and parts of surrounding plateaus. Rivers originating on nearby 1863-meter Mount Gorongosa water the plain. Ecology Gorongosa National Park protects a vast ecosystem defined, shaped, [Curious? Find out more…]

Limpopo River

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Jun 192009
 
Limpopo River

Botswana – Zimbabwe – South Africa (Limpopo) – Mozambique The Limpopo is the second largest river in Africa that drains to the east, after the Zambezi River. Around 1 750 kilometers long, it starts at the confluence of the Marico and Crocodile rivers in South Africa and flows in a great arc, first zig-zagging northeast [Curious? Find out more…]

Luvuvhu River

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Jun 172009
 
Luvuvhu River

South Africa (Limpopo) Originating just north of Makhado, the perennial Luvuvhu River follows a 200 km course along the southern edge of the Zoutpansberg and eventually joins the Limpopo River in the far north-east of the Kruger National Park, on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Upon leaving the Zoutpansberg, the Luvuvhu runs  [Curious? Find out more…]

Olifants River

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Jun 152009
 
Olifants River

South Africa (Mpumalanga, Limpopo) – Mozambique There are at least three Olifants Rivers in South Africa – in the Western Cape, the Southern Cape and the one originating in Mpumalanga. That’s the one we’re really interested in: it flows north through Witbank Dam and Loskop Dam and is forced east by the Transvaal Drakensberg. Cutting through [Curious? Find out more…]

Great Ruaha River

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Jun 082009
 
Great Ruaha River

Tanzania The Great Ruaha River is a river in south-central Tanzania that flows through the Usangu wetlands and the Ruaha National Park east into the Rufiji River. Great Ruaha is about 475 km (300 mi.) long, 38 species of fish have been identified in the Great Ruaha River. The river’s headwaters are in the Kipengere [Curious? Find out more…]

Jun 022009
 
Chobe River

Angola – Zambia – Namibia – Botswana The Chobe River rises in the central Angolan plateau on the slopes of Mount Tembo. There, it is called the Kwando (a Hambukushu name), and travels enormous distances through Kalahari sands before reaching Botswana; here it becomes the Linyanti (a Subiya name) until it reaches Ngoma where it [Curious? Find out more…]

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