Mole National Park Safari

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Mole National Park Continental Africa’s smallest country, The Gambia, is shaped like a wedge cut into the middle of Senegal. Dominated by the Gambia River, which runs from the Atlantic coast inland for some 320 km (200 mi), the country consists of the river and the land to either side of it. The river is the country’s lifeblood, providing water […]

Jebel Nafusa Mountain Drive

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Jebel Nafusa Mountain Once an international pariah but mellowed with age, Colonel Ghadaffi is almost respectable nowadays, entertaining world leaders in his desert tent. They’re not the only ones who are welcome, as tourism is developed to supplement Libya’s oil wealth. It’s a great policy, because this Mediterranean country is full of sights that surprise and delight. A good way […]

Mount Cameroon Trek

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Mount Cameroon Journey An active volcano (the last eruption was in 2000) rising steeply from the Gulf of Guinea, Mount Cameroon is, at 4,095 m (13,309 ft), the highest mountain in West Africa. It is a ‘biodiversity hotspot’, a scientifically important area with varied habitats and endemic plant and birdlife. The terrain ranges from farmland and dense rainforest to scrub […]

Timbuktu by Boat

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Timbuktu by Boat   Mali- Though Timbuktu remains a fabled place in the minds of many, today it is quite possible to reach. In order to do so, you can’t beat travelling there by boat, along the mighty Niger, Africa’s third longest river. Setting out from Mopti, to the west of Timbuktu, take a pinasse, a type of motorized canoe […]

The Asmara to Nefasit Steam Train

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The Asmara to Nefasit Journey   The narrow gauge, Italian era steam train from Asmara to Nefasit is a joy, not just for steam train buffs but for anyone finding themselves in Eritrea’s delightful capital city. Set high on the Kelbessa plateau, 2,350 m (7,755 ft) above sea level in the Eritrean Highlands, Asmara itself is delightful, but take a day […]