The equator can be described as a “lion” running through the middle of Africa. This pun is no lie as the continent is teeming with wildlife. There is no better place on earth than Africa to go on safari and get close to animals in their natural environment. It’s also where you can feel the world’s finest, golden sand; hear extraordinary languages and waterfalls; taste superb wines and exotic meats; smell ripe fruits by day and fire pits by night; and see evidence of isolated evolution (think lemurs). Africa is nature’s paradise with the call of the wild in spite of rapid development and population growth in several areas. It is geographically diverse from the Sahara Desert to tropical rain forests and has a plethora of natural resources from cocoa to diamonds.

Due to all of Africa’s 54 countries being colonized by Europeans (1870 to as late as 1980) except Ethiopia (though occupied by Italy for four years), its cultures and some languages are hybrids. Africa has around 2,000 languages, accounting for a third of all on earth, so it takes the oral tradition seriously.

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In the middle of the Indian Ocean lies an archipelago of 115 islands scattered like giant skipping stones across 1.4 million square kilometers of ocean: the Seychelles. These disparate islands fall largely into two groups: 41 “inner” granitic islands and 74 remote “outer” coral islands or atolls.

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Animal Portraits on Safari in Tanzania

From the common wildebeest and zebra to the rare African wildcat and black rhino, Tanzania has one of the highest concentrations of animals in the world and some of its best game parks. Here are fascinating facts about some of its animals that my sister and I learned on safari.

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