African Culture, Wildlife and Places2018-11-16T21:33:49+00:00

Stories from African Culture, Wildlife and Places

Sossusvlei

Situated in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, one of Africa’s largest conservation areas, sits the Soussevlei, an ecosystem and biosphere like no other in the world. Translated literally to “dead-end marsh,” the term Sossusvlei has evolved to refer to the whole area, encompassing the great plain [...]

Okavango Delta

Usually when one visualizes a river delta, the image is of a broad expanse of intricately woven waterways leading to open water, like the deltas of the Mississippi or Nile. In Botswana, the Okavango’s delta empties inland, fanning out through palm groves and papyrus swamps [...]

Groot Constantia

What do Napoleon, Charles Dickens, Frederick the Great of Prussia, King Louis Philippe of France, Count Otto von Bismarck, and Lady Jane Franklin (2nd wife of explorer John Franklin) have in common? Wine. They shared a passion for the sweet wine produced at Groot Constantia, [...]

Fish Canyon

Namibia is purported to have some of the most beautiful postage stamps in the world. But what’s more fascinating are the stories behind the artful images they depict—plant and animal life, traditional cultures, history and landmark events. Many people are unfamiliar with Namibia—until they visit [...]

Etosha National Park

Ted Lawson’s jaw dropped as he watched the scene unfold in front of him. “Herds of elephants hung out, munching on foliage,” he recalled. “Hundreds of zebras walked towards the waterhole against a backdrop of springbok and wildebeest. Everything was in motion.” This was not [...]

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