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Beaches in Nigeria

Coconut Beach Coconut Beach is a beautiful beach in the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos. The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by coconut trees. About 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, Coconut Beach is accessible through the Lagos-Badagry expressway. Bar Beach Bar Beach, also known as Victoria...

Beaches in Kenya

Image - Beaches in Kenya Beaches in Kenya With mile upon mile of uncrowded talcum-white sands, most of them protected by the long coral Reef safe for swimming and excellent for watersports. The Kenya coast is an ideal year round beach destination. North Coast Being closer to Mombasa town center, the North Coast is traditionally busier and offers a greater variety of...

Uganda Archaeology - Eastern Region

Sipi Falls Sipi falls are situated about 55kmnorth of Mbale in the lower slopes of Mt. Elgon close to the Sipi village in Kapchorwe District (not far from Kapchorwe town) and it's about one and half an hour drive from Mbale. The cheapest way to get there is to take a Matatu taxi from Mbale to Kapchorwe and get off close to the falls. All in all...

Uganda Archaeology - Central Region

Old Kampala Fort Old Kampala Fort was established by Captain Lugard in December 1890 and it was The Imperial British East African Company's administrative headquarters until 1894 when the company collapsed and the colonial office transferred the headquarters of the Protectorate to Entebbe. A small building exists on the hill. The building formed...

Beaches in Gambia

Image - Beaches in Gambia The Atlantic Coast Resorts The Atlantic Coast resorts of Bakau, Fajara, Kotu and Kojoji are the heart of Gambia's tourist industry. Along this 10 kilometre strip of beach is a line of about 20 hotels, with others planned or under construction. Back from the beach are more hotels, with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, souvenir stalls and the other...

Uganda Archaeology - Northern and North-Western Regions

Kungu Kungu and Kangai monuments are found in Apac District, North of Lake Kioga. It was at Kungu where Omukama Kabalega and Kabaka Mwanga II with the support of Chief Adora organised a strong rear-guard stockade to resist the British punitive expedition against them. A few hundred metres away from Kungu is KANGAI, where both Kabalega and Mwanga...

Uganda Archaeology - South Western Region

Nsongezi Rock Shelters Nsongezi Rock Shelters is the only site known in the whole of Uganda to have extensive Late Stone Age microlith and dimple-based pottery. It is estimated to date around the 9th Century A.D. There is also Kansyoke Island on the Kagera river nearby, which is also a Late Stone Age site. It was used twice by the rulers of the...

Uganda Archaeology - Western Region

Sempaya Hot Spring Bundibugyo boasts of her Sempaya Hot Spring. There is nothing historical or cultural known about them as yet but they are potentially rich for thermo hydro electricity. There is no evidence like at Kitagata Hot Springs, people go there for physiotherapy. This is possibly because they are in the middle of a forest. As one drives...

Beaches in Egypt

Beaches in Egypt Beaches in Egypt Egypt is 500 kilometre-long Mediterranean coast has beautiful beaches and a sparkling sea all the way to Libya. However, many stretches could still be mined from World War ll or off limits due to military bases, or simply hard to reach. Beach Resorts near El-Alamein Holiday villages have sprung up to dominate the coastal road to...

Tanzania Archaeology

Olduvai Gorge Olduvai Gorge is very famous for the remains of the earliest humans to exist. Over 400 fragments of the skull Australopithecus- Zinjanthropus Boisei were found by a German professor Katurinkle, an entomologist who stumbled across it in 1911, but it was only in 1959 when Mary Leakey uncovered a 1.75 million year old australopithecus...

Tunisia Archaeology

Carthage The Carthage Museum, Amphitheatre, Theatre & Roman villas The Byrsa quarter of Carthage, recently discovered by French archaeologists, dates from the time of Hannibal and gives an idea of urban life in the early second century BC. When the Romans returned to rebuild Carthage they covered over the ruins of the 146 BC construction on...

Zambia Archaeology

Pre-colonial history From the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi to the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Zambia has a great variety of archaeological sites that provide evidence of human occupation dating back to the Stone Age. Many of these sites have been documented and preserved by the National Heritage Conservation Commission of Zambia, although hitherto...

Morocco Archaeology

The Buildings of Islam The Islamic faith has tremendously dictated the direction of Moroccan architecture, shaped by the requirements of prayer and the Muslim urban lifestyle. The key building of Islam is of course the mosque, which evolved considerably from its humble beginnings as a sort of low platform from which the call to prayer could be...

Nigeria Archaeology

Alok Stone Monoliths The sculptured granite stones represent human figures and are considered sacred by the local people. Their age is not known but the earliest may date from the 16th century. They represent an advanced form of stone carving, as the granite is a hard crystalline rock, requiring a great deal of labour to produce such precise work...

Namibia Archaeology

Damaraland South of the Etosha National Park and inland from the Skeleton Coast, is an area formerly known as Damaraland with unusual geological features, a wealth of rock paintings and engravings as well as desert adapted elephant and black rhino. Beyond the region's administrative capital, Khorixas, is the Petrified Forest, with fossilised...