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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...

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Image - Mokolodi Nature Reserve The Mokolodi Nature Reserve 12 Km south of Gaborone covers 3000 hectares and aim to promote wildlife and conservation education and to establish newreserves in south-eastern Botswana. It also operates as a research facility a breeding centre for rare and endangered species and a sanctuary for orphaned, injured or confiscated birds and animals....

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...

Gombe National Park

Image - Gombe National Park THE Gombe Stream National Park in the northwest is the smallest park in Tanzania covering only 52 sq. km, but it offers visitors the rare chance to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The park is a thin strip of forest on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and is accessed by boat from Kigoma, 16 km away depending on the type of boat. The journey...

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...

Cape Verde Travel Facts

Natural Features: Steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic. Aseries of droughts that started in the 18th century turned Cape Verde into a dry strile land scape. Rainy Seasons: Rainfall is usually limited to september.The harmattan season is from December to February. Accommodation: There are few fairly good hotels in the middle price range at Praia, Mindelo...

Cameroon Travel Facts

Image - Cameroon Travel Facts Natural Features: Diverse, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, Mountains in west, plains in north. There are three major zones: the northern savannah area, the smaller western hill region and the southern and eastern rainforests. Rainy Seasons: March - June and September - November. Accommodation: Good accommodation of...

Burundi Travel Facts

Natural Features: Hilly and mountainous, dropping to a plateau in east, some plains. Rainy Seasons: February - May and September - November, Accommodation: There is a good beach lined up with hotels and restaurants in the nothern end of Lake Tanganyika between Bujumbura and the Burundi-Zaire border. Climate: Burundi has a variable climate. The...

Burkina Faso Travel Facts

Image - Burkina Faso Travel Facts Natural Features: Mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeas. Rainy Seasons: May -Nov and a dry season from December-April Accommodation: There are hotels in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso with some air-conditioned rooms and additional facilities. Elsewhere there are small lodges. There is also a group of tourist-class...