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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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I DOUBLE DARE you Mother Tucker! Disney Nature's African Cats opens in the USA this Earth Day. The movie features Samuel L Jackson as the main voiceover, and fundraising for conservation in the Amboseli Corridor comes as standard when you catch the movie in it's debut week. Check out the post to find out how else you can contribute (even if you don't live in the US).

Stop Poaching RhinosSpread the word and raise awareness about the rhino's plight in their battle against poachers hunting them to extinction.

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.

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. SholleyGood 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.

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.

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.

East African HighwayDriving a 10-year-old Land Rover Discovery 2 Td 5 the Max Adventure team covered over 16000km’s travelling through 20 countries from England to South Africa in a record breaking 11 days, 14 hours & 11 minutes.
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