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The latest on travelling Africa the way it should be travelled – on a shoestring. Here lie tales of budget travel heroism, up to the minute travel news and despatches from tents on the front line of the safari dream.

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River crossing in Nigeria by From The Big Africa Cycle blog
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Cycling through Africa for Charity - England

Equipped with only maps and a compass for directions this adventurer has raised about £9260 (R99 600) for…

World Water Day 201122 March 2011 is World Water Day, this year Cape Town South Africa host the United Nations World Water Day Celebrations at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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Boredom is not one of the things you are likely to experience at Victoria Falls, where choosing from the plethora of activities can be tough. Out of the numerous unforgettable options, here are 5 of the best things to do at Vic Falls!

African Sunset with Giraffe in Natural HabitatThe 15th annual Windland Smith Rice International Awards is open for submissions of wildlife photographs by amateur and professional nature photographers worldwide.

Kenya Tsavo Elephants by Craig R. Sholley Good news - elephant numbers in Kenya are increasing strongly! The not so good news is that conflict between humans and the elephants roaming into villages and onto ranches is also increasing. However conservationists and government are working to protect Kenya's elephants.

South African farmer on hippoEarlier this month a South African farmer made online news headlines in South Africa, the USA and the UK and even on StumbleUpon. The reason – he is riding a hippo that has befriended him through lakes on his 400-acre farm!

Bike for African Cycle TripIn March 3 South Africans will be setting off on an epic 12 500km cycle up Africa, pedalling from Cape Town to Cairo through 10 countries to raise funds for the Hear Us Foundation!

New Iris SpeciesThe bid to the naming rights for this newly discovered species of Iris is currently sitting at R55 000! Funds raised by this auction will be used to protect the rare new flower species and the threatened Cape Fynbos Kingdom.

James Jablon and the LionsLiving with two African lions for a month to raise funds for a wildlife centre, this American man has caught people’s attention with his bold and risky (some say reckless) stunt.

Twin white lion cubsRare twin white lions were born in an emergency Caesarian operation lasting seven hours in Germany, narrowly escaping death last month.

Peter on a Buchi State road in NigeriaCycling through Africa on a solo mission to raise money for charity, Peter Gostelow crossed from Nigeria into Cameroon today after almost 16 months on the road.
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