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Packing Tips for Your Safari in Uganda

Uganda is a beautiful country located in eastern Africa between the DR Congo and Kenya. Although Uganda is landlocked, it has Lake Victoria and Lake Albert upon its border, and it also has the sizeable Lake Kyoga within its land mass. 559 more words

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More Than Gorillas: Primates of East Africa

Primates intrigue us for many reasons, not the least of which is their similarity to our own mannerisms and physical makeup. Africa is the only place in the world to see most of the highly developed primate species as well as unique specimens like the bush baby and vervet monkey. 540 more words

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Meerkat Fun on a Kalahari Safari

Meerkats: they may not have quite as much personality as Nathan Lane imbued Timon with in The Lion King, but they certainly come close. Their expressive faces and social tendencies endear them to humans for being similar to us but also ridiculously cute. 554 more words

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The Dark Continent

From early childhood I was fascinated by stories of Africa, peculiarly referred to as the dark continent.  As a young boy, I devoured the tales of Tarzan of the Apes, in both book and comic-book formats, and later through television and movies.  855 more words


Book review: Cecil's Pride: the True Story of a Lion King, told by Craig Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, and Isabella Hatkoff; photographs by Brent Stapelkamp

Hatkoff, Craig, Hatkoff, Juliana, Hatkoff, Isabella. Cecil’s Pride : The True Story of a Lion King. Photographs by Brent Stapelkamp. Scholastic Press, 2016. unp. $17.99. ISBN: 978-1-338-03445-5. 222 more words

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Safari in the city: Johannesburg

Going on a safari in South Africa to most people means seeing big cats, rhinos, elephants and other notable species in Kruger Park. While this is certainly a great way to spend your time, you should make certain that you do not miss out on the other aspects of the region’s beauty. 574 more words

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Most Unique African Safari Animals: African Elephant

The African elephant is a staple of safari iconography, identified just as easily in silhouette as they are in person. Their tall profile, broad backs, sweeping trunks and prominent tusks all make them a unique combination of features unlike anything else on the planet. 587 more words

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