lesser known african safari destinations
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Lesser known safari destinations of East Africa

East Africa offers the ultimate safari experience with its beautiful grasslands, colorful local tribes, a variety of wildlife, spectacular scenery, luxurious camps, lodges, and much more. Consisting of countries namely Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and other regions, visitors get to check off their bucket list ranging from famous parks to relaxing beaches. The …

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little 5 of africa
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Little Five of Africa

A typical safari experience in Africa consists of seeing the big game or Big Five animals which are the lion, black rhinoceros, leopard, the African buffalo, and the African bush elephant. The term was coined during colonial times and refers to the five most dangerous animals to encounter during a safari. Spotting the Big Five …

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laikipia plateau
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All about Laikipia Plateau

Known to be the getaway to Northern Kenya, the Laikipia plateau stretches from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. The vast Laikipia plateau is an idyllic and lesser-visited area, a natural haven consisting of conservancies and traditional ranches. It is an important wildlife area embellished with farms and …

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olduvai gorge
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History of Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania

Olduvai Gorge is the world’s most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. Also known as Oldupai Gorge, it is situated in Tanzania and nestled in between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. This site has proven to be valuable in furthering the understanding and study of human evolution. While visiting Tanzania, a trip …

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history of great rift valley
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The history of Great Rift Valley Kenya

The Great Rift Valley is one of the most well-known rift valley systems on earth. It is a geological and geographical feature that stretches from Lebanon to Mozambique. Much of it falls in Kenya where it has split the country into two parts. The valley contains the world’s finest lakes, mountains, and plains. To experience …

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Animal checklist
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Wildlife checklist of Kenya & Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania are home to some of the most iconic safari parks on the planet, including Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. They host a plethora of wildlife and birdlife between these parks. We have compiled a combined wildlife and birding checklist for both these countries. The list is not exhaustive but covers most of …

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lemurs of madagascar
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All you need to know about lemurs

Lemurs are exceptionally strange yet equally fascinating animals. Appearing with huge reflective eyes, human-like hands, and long tails, you might have seen some species of lemur in a zoo or in a movie. Although Lemurs are primates and are related to monkeys and apes, they belong to an entirely different primate family tree. Lemurs are …

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blue whale migration
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Migration pattern of blue whales

The blue whale is a magnificent and the largest animal to ever live. This animal reaches lengths of around 110 feet or 33 meters and weighs at least 209 tons or 190 tons. It means that a typical blue whale is half the length of a football field and just about 20 feet longer than …

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Small cats of Africa
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Small cat species of Africa

Undoubtedly, Africa’s big cats are the most sought out animals to spot during safaris. The magnificent lion and the beautiful leopard are part of the popular Big Five. On the other hand, tourists flock around to see the fast cheetah in its natural habitat. Among all of these wild animals, the small cat species are …

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Birds of Sri Lanka
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Best birding places in Sri Lanka

Situated off of the southern coast of India, Sri Lanka is a large tropical island. Due to its pearl shape, the island country is often referred to as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’. This destination offers one of the best ways to experience the culturally rich Indian subcontinent. Sri Lanka boasts flourishing flora and …

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Best beaches of south africa
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Best beaches of South Africa

South Africa boasts natural wonders such as abundant wildlife, beautiful flora and fauna, stunning natural landscapes, and diverse culture. After completing a fascinating safari in South Africa or a tour of different cities, there is only one way to unwind and relax: a beach vacation. Attracting people from all over the world, South Africa has …

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How to see brown bears
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Best places to spot brown bears

Appearing intimidating and ferocious, the brown bear species are found in North America and Eurasia. Also known as Grizzly bears in North America, they survive in various habitats such as deserts, high mountains, alpine meadows, coastlines, tundra, and more. Watching a brown bear in the wilderness is thrilling and exciting. However, as scary as they …

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sahara desert
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How to see the Sahara Desert

There are only a few places on Earth that can be compared to the incredible landscapes offered by the Sahara Desert. A region of solitude devoid of rainfall and simply covered extensively by orange dunes, this desert is one of the toughest places to survive. Yet, enthusiastic adventurers and travelers dream of having a glimpse …

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Papua new guinea birding
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Papua New Guinea guide for birding

As far as birding destinations go, nothing comes close to the thriving bird population in Papua New Guinea. Acclaimed as a birdwatcher’s paradise, the country has alluring and intriguing bird species. Nature lovers were particularly inspired by the beautiful documentary by Sir David Attenborough that showcased the birds of paradise in Papua New Guinea. After …

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pacific islands
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The islands of the Pacific

The Pacific islands have stunning island nations characterized by a tropical climate, crystal clear waters, breath-taking landscapes, and unspoiled beaches. For the perfect island gateway, there is nothing better than unwinding in one of the islands in the pacific region. The South Pacific islands comprise three ethnogeography groupings – Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia but exclude …

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Galapagos islands
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Complete guide to Galapagos islands

The Galapagos islands find themselves on every traveler’s bucket list for all the good reasons. This volcanic archipelago comprises 19 islands and many small islets situated 1000 miles out into the Pacific.  These isolated islands of Galapagos served as an inspiration for the Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin. Indeed, there is something spectacular and …

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