Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana is a Kiswahili word meaning “the large house of the slaves .” The site is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, close to Mtwapa Creek, at Malindi in Kilifi county 15 kilometres north of Mombasa. There are four mosques and four houses in the area that have survived the test […]

The Great Zimbabwe

The Great Zimbabwe is an ancient City that flourished around 12th to mid 15th centuries in Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. The Kingdom which the city served as headquarter is subject to controversy. The city is believed to have served as Royal Palace for the local monarch. The city was constructed […]

The Maasai Mara

Maasai Mara is a large national game reserve in Narok Kenya. Maasai Mara is an extension of Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. Masai Mara is named in honor of the Maasai people, who are ancestral inhabitants of the area. All Big Five animals are found in Masai Mara, Lions, Elephants, Rhinoceroses, Buffalos and Leopards. […]

12 interesting facts about Tanzania, you may probably don’t know about

1. The most expensive hardwood tree Tanzania has the most expensive hardwood tree in the world, the Mpingo tree, also known as the Blackwood tree. 2. Earliest human skull The earliest human skull in the world was discovered in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. 3. Concentration of Animals Tanzania has the largest concentration of animals per square kilometres […]

The largest wetlands in Africa, Sudd.

Sudd is the largest wetlands in Africa and second in the world, with an estimated area of 57,000 km², located in South Sudan. The extent of Sudd wetlands depends on the seasons and yearly. During wet seasons the the size of this wetland increases up to 90,000km² and gradually decreases to about 42,000 km² depending […]

The killer Lakes of Cameroon

Africa has share of natural disasters, from the most dangerous volcanoes in the world to the most dangerous lakes in the world. Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the northwestern part of Cameroon meaning that the water there poured in long after the incredibly explosive volcanic eruption that made it ended fore more than […]

The Samburu “Butterflies” people of Kenya.

The Samburu people are Nilotic people found in north-central Kenya. They are semi-nomadic pastoralists who keep cattle, sheep, goats and camels. They call themselves Lokop or Loikop. Terms may refer to “Owners of the land. ” Samburu speaks the Samburu dialect of the Maa language, which is a Nilotic language group. The Samburu like Maasai, […]

Facts about Amboseli National Park

Amboseli was formerly known as Maasai Amboseli game reserve. ‘Amboseli’ is a local Maasai word meaning ‘salty dust.’ The Maasai people are the earliest inhabitants of the area, they used to graze their livestocks in the park and often encountered too much dust when their livestocks walk especially during dry seasons. Amboseli lies in the […]

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