Tagged With "Africa"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, think about what items would fit well for thumbnail images that people could use as avatars. We can create a bunch, and I do have a number of penguin photos that fit the bill.
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Re: ONE IN A MILLION – THE CAMPAIGN KEEPING RHINOS HORNY!

DrFumblefinger ·
I love rhinos and spotting one in the wild is a very special treat. I've only ever seen 3 wild rhinos, all in the Ngorongoro Crater (where poachers are killed by snipers -- no questions asked). Of the many senseless things happening in the world, their slaughter for just their horn makes about the least sense for me. It's sad that ancient pre-medieval traditions are driving these animals to the point of extinction. This seems like a very worthy cause, Tammy, and it's a small thing for us all...
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Re: Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

DrFumblefinger ·
That sure looks like an amazing (and very difficult) hike, Travel with Lamb! I wished I'd been using trekking poles starting with my teens. They take tremendous strain off your knees, especially when carrying a heavy load like you were. My knees sadly show the effect of decades of hiking and backpacking. Given how far this is from home and such, I know I'll never do this hike, but you've taken me there so I thank you for that!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

IslandMan ·
These are such amazing specimens of this flower. Beautiful pics...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

PHeymont ·
I love these little slices of daily life, no matter what country, what city. Community rituals are so important to our being communities, not just populations! Thanks, Island Man!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

DrFumblefinger ·
You've truly got a slice of everyday life as the "locals" live it, Islandman! thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Walk the Nile and Take Awhile

PortMoresby ·
Rob, how did I miss this when you posted it? This is possibly the most interesting article I've read for quite a while. I'm pleased they'll be filming it and hope to see it one day. While I'm up for an adventure from time to time watching a film of this one is the closest I'll get to doing it. Thanks!
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for those pics!Incredible, all the variety of birds in one spot.
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

Dr.Y ·
Wonderful photo shoots! Incredible birds I wish you can name some of them for me
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
thank you, DrY! If you click on the small thumbnail photos above the comments, you'll see the photos are labeled as to name of the birds which are illustrated. Once open, you can scroll through the photos as a slide show and see all the names!
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

Dr.Y ·
That's fantastic! Thanks Dr. Fumblefinger.
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Re: Birds of the Okavango Delta

IslandMan ·
amazing pics, DrF. You've taken bird watching to new heights!
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Former Member ·
so vintage and classy, must be expensive
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
It was part of a package that included safaris in Botswana and travel to Victoria Falls, so I'm not aware of the line item expense but the package was expensive. But it was a remarkable experience, Andredeya. I usually stay in "average" places but once in a while it's nice to pamper yourself. The Cape Grace will definitely pamper you More info on Cape Town HERE . A Daytrip from Cape Town HERE .
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Re: Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents: Africa, part 1: A Hyena Worth Waiting For

Travel Rob ·
Great blog Kirsten and I can't wait to read more in your series! Thanks for sharing and welcome to TG!
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Re: Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents: Africa, part 1: A Hyena Worth Waiting For

Old Car Guy ·
Thanks for sharing! Hyenas have always fascinated me and I'd love to see one in the wild.
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Re: Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents: Africa, part 1: A Hyena Worth Waiting For

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm somewhat nostalgic, and love stories that reflect back over the years. A great first entry to TravelGumbo, Kirsten -- thanks of sharing this with our travel community!
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
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Sojourn in Johannesburg, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Johannesburg, Sandton Shopping Center) Jo’burg (aka Jozi) is South Africa’s corporate capitol and a megapolis of at least 7 million. Like many enormous cities, there are islands of beauty and grand architecture, but to a large extent...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 3) Lake Manyara National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lake Manyara, viewed from the Serena Lodge, Tanzania) The last safari destination we visited in Tanzania was Lake Manyara National Park.  We left our camp after breakfast and drove the Ngorongoro Crater Rim Drive through...
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 1) Ascent to Shira

DrFumblefinger ·
(Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, viewed from the Shira plateau) Mt. Kilimanjaro has fascinated me ever since I read Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro“.  Little did I know as a schoolboy that I would...
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 2) Ice and Snow

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Fresh snow at sunrise, Sheffield Camp) We had ascended the western base of the volcano this past half week, had hiked through jungle and moorland, as I’ve described in a prior blog post here, and were now entering Kilimanjaro’s...
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A Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro: 3) Summit and Descent

DrFumblefinger ·
(Western Icefields, viewed from near the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro) We had spent the past week slowly working our way up the slopes of Kilimanjaro via the Shira route, an experience I’ve previously described in blog posts here. ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Cape Point is a peninsula extending south of Cape Town, ending in the Cape of Good Hope (where old mariners from Europe used to take a sharp left as they headed to the Far East).  On the shores of this peninsula is a small town where you...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 1) Serengeti National Park. “The place where the land moves on forever”

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lioness, Serengeti National Park) It takes a l-o-o-o-ong time to fly from the western USA to Tanzania, at the limits of my travel endurance really.  But I’m about to head out on one of my greatest adventures, a week’s wilderness...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 2) A visit to "Noah's Ark", the Ngorongoro Crater

DrFumblefinger ·
(Wildebeest on a misty morning, from the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania) In all my travels, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater remains one of my most precious experiences.  The setting of this collapsed volcanic crater, its many...
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Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
In my many years of traveling I've stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from primitive tents to huts to luxury resorts.  Never have I had a better stay than in Cape Town's wonderful Cape Grace Hotel.  We arrived in Cape Town after a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 16, 2013: Flamingos, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

DrFumblefinger ·
This photo was taken just at the crack of dawn in Serengeti National Park.  We were already on safari, looking for wildlife, when we came upon this soda (alkaline) lake.  A group of flamingos was slowing wading through the water looking for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 21, 2013: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
 Cape Town is a special and beautiful place  in large part because it's framed by the bulky sandstone mass of Table Mountain.  Table Mountain is a wilderness area set in an urban environment, a flat topped mountain frequently...
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Regional Visa Agreements to Simplify Travel

PHeymont ·
A number of countries in areas including Southeast Asia and southern Africa are considering simplified regional visas, making travel easier for ...
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Walk the Nile and Take Awhile

Travel Rob ·
Explorer Levinson Wood begins his try of walking the Nile this Sunday.Read about it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tra...-along-the-Nile.html 
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Hiking Sani Pass, Lesotho, on a Budget

Travel With Lamb ·
I wouldn’t go as far as claiming to be an avid hiker, but I’m not a novice in terms of physical activity. I believe in travelling on the road less travelled, well the road up Sani Passis is well-travelled, just by 4x4’s. My boyfriend...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

IslandMan ·
     We visited Egypt in early 2013, before the political strife hit the fan, and were very thankful we did. Whilst making our way to the Giza Plateau one morning our bus had to manoeuvre its way through several back streets and stop...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. May 29, 2014: Greater Kudo, Botswana

DrFumblefinger ·
    Everyone remembers the giraffes, lions and elephants they see, but on our last safari in southern Africa the kudos also left quite an impression.   I was especially fond of my photo of the bull kudo highlighted above.  A large...
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Birds of the Okavango Delta

DrFumblefinger ·
While everyone enjoys the beautiful large animals of Africa, there's a plethora of bird life that's easy to overlook when studying the splendid lions and kudu and giraffe.  The oasis of the Okavango Delta is a natural magnet for all types of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the things I most remember about driving about in South Africa were all the protea.  Flowering bushes everywhere!  And, of course, great floral displays of this interesting African plant in shops and hotels.  There are...
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ONE IN A MILLION – THE CAMPAIGN KEEPING RHINOS HORNY!

Travel With Lamb ·
Ideas create miracles when driven by passion, and Carla Geyser has just the right amount. To make 12 people care is a daunting task, but to get 1 000 000 people to give a crap seems impossible. After spending time with Carla, I realize that with enough heart and people skills… you may conquer the impossible. According to News24; 558 rhinos have died in South Africa this year. At this rate, it will surpass last years total before the year is up. We have the means to reduce the number of...
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Mandela's retreat to open as luxury conference center

PHeymont ·
The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation, built as a retreat and meeting place for the former South African president's retirement will soon reopen as a conference center with space for 12 visitors. It will rent for nearly $6000 a night—but...
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Kenya's wildebeests: On the road again, and on TV

PHeymont ·
Every year, millions of wildebeests migrate from one grazing area to another in Africa, centered on Kenya, crossing open land, water and forest. And this year, they'll do it on live TV.   The northward migration, from the Serengeti to the Maasai...
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Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents: Africa, part 1: A Hyena Worth Waiting For

Kirsten Hines ·
On safari in Kenya's savanna, Kirsten Hines' tour group makes an unexpected wildlife sighting...
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Africa, part 2 - Lake Bogoria, Kenya

Kirsten Hines ·
A beautiful afternoon of flamingo watching on the shore of Kenya’s Lake Bogoria quickly changes....
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Animal Interaction Experiences in Africa

Hayden Myers shares some unique suggestions on opportunities to interact with the large animals of Africa -- in their home environments!
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Discovering the pearl of Africa

Ababa Safaris ·
Hello every one, all members in this travel forums, We are giving a chance to all members to discover the best of Uganda in our Eleven days Gorilla trekking safari. Did you know that 1/2 of the remaining Mountain Gorillas live in Uganda? follow us with all questions like how to Book the gorilla safari, when to book the Gorilla permit, what is required for booking the Gorilla permit, your expectations in Your dream safari to Uganda and many more. I wish you a wonderful good week
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June 20, 2018: Beer in a Carton

George G. ·
Who would have guessed you could buy beer in a milk-style carton in South Africa. George G explains why.
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Re: June 20, 2018: Beer in a Carton

Amateuremigrant ·
What an odd origin ! Things once embedded seem to take a long time to change, even when it's obvious ! I've always hated drinking straight from a carton anyway. In south India I had a surprise when I heard there was some Indian 'Port' at the store and got a small plastic pouch full of something that bore more resemblance to red wine vinegar.
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Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia

David Mason ·
Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia Ethiopia is a culturally and environmentally rich country that is considered one of the world’s biggest tourist draw. It has beautiful natural attractions, great people and exciting traditions that will help you learn more about the country, Africa and the world. It has been voted as the best destination around the world by the European Council on Tourism and trade twice because of its unique blend of a natural and human environment. Ethiopia is home to...
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Re: Planning Dangerous road trips | HOP IN

Professorabe ·
Disappointing link!
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Planning Dangerous road trips | HOP IN

Christiane ·
I am planning Death Road trips. I have decided on 4 roads to travel I am planning my last. Also, I have a plan to visit Africa and I heard that out therein morocco despite many things to do in Morocco. there is a dangerous yet beautiful road of atlas mountain. Anyone who lived in Morocco can guide me here. Thanks in advance. Planning Things to do in Morocco
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