Mosi-oa-Tunya-The Victoria Falls fun facts

Mosi-oa-Tunya (From the Kololo or Lozi language) that is the name known to locals, can be translated as smoke that thunders. British explorer and missionary David Livingston was the first European to view it and named it Victoria Falls after the then queen of England The Zambezi river that falls as Victoria Falls is the […]

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 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 […]

The most dangerous volcano in the world, Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Nyiragongo is one of Africa’s most notable active volcanoes, having a crater in it’s deep summit which contains a lava lake which was active for half century to 1977, when it drained catastrophically, is the most dangerous volcano in the world. Nyiragongo displays steep slopes of stratovolcano with 1.2 km-wide summit crater. On January 10, […]

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