Caprivi

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Apr 152009
 
Caprivi

Namibia (Caprivi) The Caprivi is a tropical area, with high temperatures and much rainfall during the December-to-March rainy season, making it the wettest region of Namibia. The terrain is mostly made up of swamps, floodplains, wetland, and woodland. With an abundance of hippo, buffalo and elephant, this birders’ paradise is part of pristine Africa. However, [Curious? Find out more…]

Kunene River / Rio Cunene

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Apr 082009
 
Kunene River / Rio Cunene

Angola – Namibia The Cunene valley, the natural boundary between Angola and Namibia, is an extension of the south-central Africa Okavango-Chobe-Zambezi biome of rivers, swamps, riverine forest and woodlands. The name Kunene was given to this river by the Herero people. Kunene in their language means “right-hand-side” and the name refers to the country north [Curious? Find out more…]

Tugela River

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Apr 072009
 
Tugela River

South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) The Tugela River is the largest river in the province. The river originates in the Drakensberg Mountains at Mont-aux-Sources, itself the source of tributaries of two other major South African rivers, the Orange River and the Vaal River. The Tugela plunges 947 m down the Tugela Falls, then cuts through Tugela Gorge [Curious? Find out more…]

Zambezi River

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Apr 032009
 
Zambezi River

Zambia – Angola – Namibia – Botswana – Zimbabwe – Mozambique The legendary Zambezi River is in itself a spectacle and is the namesake of this pristine wilderness. Along its 2 700 km course, the Zambezi fertilizes the Barotse Floodplains and plunges over the Ngonye Falls. Here, the mighty Zambezi River reaches a 1 500m [Curious? Find out more…]

Lake Tanganyika

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Apr 022009
 
Lake Tanganyika

Burundi, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Zambia This vast inland sea was first made known to the European world in the 19th century by the English explorers Richard Burton and John Speke. They pursued it as the source of the Nile, arriving at its shores in February of 1858, only to discover that the Ruzizi River in [Curious? Find out more…]

Mar 312009
 
Lake Jozini

South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) – Swaziland The Pongola River, broad and perennial, meanders through the center of Pongola Game Reserve before entering the man-made 13 276 hectare lake. It provides a leisure environment unique for a South African bushveld destination. Safari cruises, canoe adventures, birding and tiger fishing are among the main activities. The area is [Curious? Find out more…]

Mara River Airboat Safari

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Mar 232009
 
Mara River Airboat Safari

Tanzania – Mara River Airboat Safari This touring company on Lake Victoria, at the Kirumi Bridge near Musoma, provides the opportunity for visitors to also experience the wild and untamed Mara River of Tanzania. Experience all the romance and adventure of exploring an untouched wilderness river aboard the “Queen Mara”, an ecologically sound and safe [Curious? Find out more…]

Hydropostale

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Mar 232009
 
Hydropostale

Sénégal – l’Hydropostale This french-run company based in Dakar offers long-distance adventures on the Senegal River, the Niger, and is planning to explore the Oubangui Chari and the Congo. Enjoy their extraordinary airboat exploration of the Senegal River from Matam downstream to Saint-Louis, via Saldé, Gamadji, Podor, Richard Toll and the Diama dam in 7 [Curious? Find out more…]

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