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The African Elephant-Majestic Giants in Real Danger

The African elephant is truly an icon of the Dark Continent. These majestic giants embody the spirit of Africa, and of the world’s last truly wild spaces. These animals are among the most amazing to behold in their natural habitat and while they can be found in most parts of Africa, Zambia’s Luangwa valley is
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AfriRover Travels- Getting There is Half the Fun

There’s something magical about looking out over the Southern African landscape as the sun over the African plains. As the peaceful calm sets across the land, there’s no doubt you’ll reminisce about the incredible day you had exploring this beautiful place, while sipping on a refreshing sundowner drink, taking in the beauty of this ancient
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The Great White Shark

Help Stop the Needless Slaughter of The Great White Shark South Africa is one of the foremost areas for observing and studying the great white shark. Now a protected species in South Africa, the great white can grow up to 4 tons in weight and 23 feet in length. The great white shark has had
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Tourists – Please Don’t Help the Poachers

Did you know that pictures taken with your smart phone can actually help poachers find endangered rhinos, elephants, even tigers? When you post your smart phone pictures you could be enabling poachers to access the coordinates of where the animals are located. Geotags are attached to these photos and anyone can get data from your
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The Rainbow Cuisine of South Africa

In a land roughly twice the size of Texas, the food of modern South Africa came about through the eating habits of the indigenous people plus all those who either came as explorers or immigrants or were brought to the country as slaves. The black populations, the hunter/gatherers, ate their traditional foods such as berries,
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Study shows that Inbreeding helped African Mountain Gorillas Survive a Brush with Extinction

Destruction of natural habitat and hunting drove the African Mountain Gorilla to the brink of extinction. In 1981 there were just 253 surviving in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Preservation and breeding efforts have dramatically increased their numbers since then. It seems however, that nature had its own plan to increase the dwindling population of
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Fufu – A Delicious African Food from Ghana

In Europe and America, mashed potatoes are a popular side dish, but without easy access to potatoes in Africa, Ghanaian cooks turn to a beloved African food – fufu. Fufu is one of the traditional African foods served in Ghana and other countries of Africa, and it’s a side dish that is served with dishes
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Some of the Most Exciting South African Foods

The flavor and unique appeal of South African food turns it into one of the most exciting culinary experiences. Here are some of the dishes to try while visiting the country. Appetizers A perfect meal starts with a bright and flavorful appetizer. Droewor is a thin, long sausage that has to be air-dried. Biltong is
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Pieces of Africa – Cape Town Wildfires

Firefighters in South Africa are battling to control the wildfires raging through the southern peninsula of Cape Town. The fire, which started on Sunday, was under control at one point, but a larger fire broke out at around 2 a.m. on Monday. Five homes were lost to the blaze and many more residents had to
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Rhinos are Critically Endangered

One might ask why are rhinos so attractive to poachers that there has been such a jump in numbers killed? In South Africa in 2007 thirteen rhino were killed but in 2014 the number killed was 1215. The answer to this question is not only the greed of the poachers (an average-sized horn can fetch
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