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Gabon Travel Facts

Natural Features: Narrow low lying coastal strip, which rises to a series of plateaus. Three quarters of the country is covered by rain forests and deep river valleys which dissect the country into relatively small isolated units Rainy Seasons: Jan to May Getting There: Air: There are direct flights to Libreville from Brussels, Paris, Rome, Madrid...

Eritrea Travel Facts

Rainy Seasons: June-September Travel Highlights: As well as the Grand Mosque there is also a Roman Catholic cathedral in Asmara. The former colonial palace is also worth a visit. Accommodation: Most hotels are government owned. Prices depend on the room size and on whether or not the room is ensuite. High class hotels include the Hamasien Hotel,...

Egypt Travel Facts

Accommodation: The main tourist centers offer a broad spectrum of accommodation, with everything from luxury palaces to homely pensions. Elsewhere, the choice is generally more limited, with only basic lodgings available in most of the desert oases. Hotels are loosely categorized into star ratings, ranging from five-star deluxe class down to one...

Guinea Bissau Travel Facts

Natural Features: Guinea Bissau may be divided into 3 geographic regions. The coastal lowlands covered by mangrove swamps, the interior plain which is heavily forested and the northeastern highland which comprises of part of the Fonta Djallon Plateau. Rainy Seasons: June to November (rainy season) Getting There: Air: Airlines from Europe serving...

Guinea Travel Facts

Natural Features: Guinea can be divided into 4 topographical regions: the Lower Guinea which comprises the coast and coastal plain, the northwestern Fouta Djalon hill region which rises sharply from the coastal region, the forests region, an isolated forested highland in the southwest forms Mt Nimba the country's highest peak and the northern dry...

Gambia Travel Facts

Natural Features: Flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills. Rainy Seasons: July and August (rainy season) Travel Highlights: The Gambia is gaining a reputation as an ornithologist's paradise. The Abuko Nature Reserve that lies between Banjul and Yundum airport has over 200 bird species including the largest and smallest...

Equatorial Guinea Travel Facts

Natural Features: Equatorial Guinea is made up of the Island of Bloko and some smaller Islands as well as a mainland section called Rio Muni. The mainland is covered by tropical forest whereas the islands are mountanious with extinct volcanoes and rain forests. The wet season is from July to January on the Islands and from April to May and Oct to...

Djibouti Travel Facts

Natural Features: Djibouti can be divided into three geographical regions: the coastal plain, the volcanic plateaus and the mountain ranges in the northcoastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains Getting There: Air: Aeroflot, Air France, Air Tanzania, Corsair, Ethiopian Airlines, Yemenia and Djibouti Airlines serve Djibouti. Rail: The...

Okavango Delta in Botswana

Description The Okovango is perhaps the most precious wetland in the world, for it is one of a kind a river delta that feeds not into the sea but into dry land. Every winter, when the rest of southern Africa is dry and parched, the rainwaters that fell six months before. At the Kavongo Rivers source in Angola, spill out into the Delta, flooding...

Travel in Botswana

Botswana Travel Highlights Okavango Delta Botswana's finest tourist area has a unique ecology and plenty of wildlife and bird species, which can be viewed at close range from a mokoro or walking safari. Arts and crafts With a history of tribal culture, there is a world-famous art and craft tradition. Central Kalahari Game Reserve Most typical of...

Travel in Uganda

Image - Travel in Uganda Chimpanzees Viewing Chimpanzees in Uganda The best opportunities to see chimpanzees in the wild are probably found in the Budongo Kibale and Kanyiyo Pabidi forests in western Uganda or in the Chambura Gorge in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here the chimps have been habituated to human intrusion. Whether you'll actually get to see a loosely...

Travel in Tanzania

Image - Travel in Tanzania Chimpanzees in Tanzania Studies done by Jane Goodhall on Chimpanzees in Gombe National Park show that they use tools and therefore have rational thinking. You see them fighting, threatening, greeting, kissing, patting and grooming. Chimpanzees in Gombe have dissimilarities with those in Katavi National Park in terms of behaviour and personalities...

Congo Travel Facts

Image - Congo Travel Facts Natural Features: Coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau Rainy Seasons: March to June Accommodation: There are good hotels in Brazzaville, Loubomo and Pointe-Noire. Prices and advance bookings can be obtained via Air France Climate: The rainy season starts from October to May with a brief dry spell around the end of December. The northern...

Dem Rep of Congo Travel Facts

Image - Dem Rep of Congo Travel Facts Rainy Seasons: Nov-Dec Climate: The country experiences a tropical climate. It is hot and humid in the central part, somewhat cooler and drier in the southern savannah regions, and wet in the eastern mountainous part of the country. The northern part of the country is wet from April to October while the south is wet from November to March, but...

Central Africa Rep. Travel Facts

Image - Central Africa Rep. Travel Facts Natural Features: Vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau; scattered hills in northeast and southwest. Rainy Seasons: In South (may to October) In North (June to September) Accommodation: The Catholic Mission is very friendly and will allow campers for a small donation. But there are a number of good hotels in town, among them are the Minerva...