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The Danakil Depression, The Most Inhospitable Place On Earth

The Danakil Depression, The Most Inhospitable Place On Earth

AFRICANGLOBE – “Be sure to choose your 4×4 carefully; you have no idea of what you’re getting yourself into.” That was the welcome we received from our guide as we arrived in Mekele, Ethiopia for our short 4-day – yet physically and mentally demanding – trip into what we forever will call ‘The Most Inhospitable Place on Earth.’

Ugly Five Safari: Tracking Africa’s Ugliest Animals In Botswana

AFRICANGLOBE – Safaris tend to focus on the so-called Big Five — lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, elephants — but the Ugly Five makes for a fun alternative for anyone who’s already checked off the safari stars. The list runs like a cast call for the “Lion King’s” least majestic animals.

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Turning Africa’s Big 5 Into Hard Cash

AFRICANGLOBE – For many outsiders, Africa’s big animals are among the natural wonders of the world and a major tourist draw. For many Africans, elephants, rhinos and lions – or at least the bloody trade in their body parts, and the proximity of big, dangerous critters to their crops, cattle and kin – are part of a wider “resource curse” that has long afflicted the continent.

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Namibia, Where Star-Gazing Travelers Find Africa’s Darkest Place

AFRICANGLOBE – Not many tourist spots boast of being dark and difficult to get to, but the Namib desert is one of a number of remote “Dark Sky Reserves” drawing in stargazers for a celestial safari.

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Egypt: The Cradle Of Civilization

AFRICANGLOBE – Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BCE as one of the world’s first nation states. Considered a cradle of civilization, ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments in writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion and central government in history.

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How Lagos Looked 50 Years Ago

AFRICANGLOBE – Lagos is an ancient maritime town with more than 2,000 years of history. Once Nigeria’s capital, it had a population of a little less than 300,000. But in just about five decades it has grown not only into the continent’s most populous city, but one of the top economic powerhouses.

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Honest Hotel Employee Returns 33,000 Euros To Ccustomer

AFRICANGLOBE – An Afrodite Hotel receptionist has returned 33,000 eruos to a customer, a Ghanian diplomat. Though the diplomat who stayed in the hotel for four days has left behind this huge sum, the hotel’s receptionist has returned the money to the customer honestly.

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The Desert In Africa That Is Covered In Flowers

AFRICANGLOBE – Once a year in South Africa’s outback, vast stretches of land suddenly transform into vibrantly colored fields full of exotic flowers. A spring phenomenon that blankets the usually dry region, visitors travel from across the world to view these spectacular landscapes.

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These Are The Worst Days Of The Year To Fly

AFRICANGLOBE – Pardon us if this seems obvious, but there are two days you should — if you can help it — never fly. EVER.

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