Africa is home to an incredible array of fascinating animals—among them many of the world’s most majestic big cats.
Well, it’s not an uncommon occurrence in the Kenyan Lake System of the Great Rift Valley.
The Cape Floristic Region is one of just six designated floral kingdoms worldwide. Africa is proudly home to 129 World Heritage sites, spread over 37 African countries.
There are numerous islands scattered in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, and among these is the Aldabra Atoll. This island ecosystem—which belongs to the Seychelles—consists of four islands surrounding a large shallow lagoon.
There are thousands of animals currently on the endangered species list, many of which call Africa home. One such animal fighting for its survival is the often misunderstood, African wild dog.
The African wild dogs’ numbers are dwindling fast. They once roamed much of the continent, but today can only be found in a few small pockets scattered throughout Africa. It’s estimated that there may be as few as 3,000-6,000 left. [Read more…] about African Wild Dogs: A Beautiful Animal on the Brink of Extinction
In the harsh desert environment of the Kunene region in Namibia, live the Himba People.
Despite the modern world creeping ever closer, the Himba have resisted change and preserved their own identity and rich culture.
River deltas typically lead to the sea, but the Okavango never quite makes it there. Instead, it dumps its water onto open land, flooding the savanna with much-needed water for the surrounding plants and wildlife.
There’s no doubt about it. Victoria Falls is massive and awe-inspiring.
When you think of an African safari, chances are images of the Serengeti spring to mind. Nothing quite imbues the grandeur of Africa and its wildlife as the vast open plains of the Serengeti. [Read more…] about Getting to Know Africa: The Magnificent Serengeti