BC: DEPARTED | SOUTH AFRICA | 26 MAR 2012
1: AFRICA | SOUTH AFRICA | ARRIVED 18 SEPT 2011 | TRIP TO; SOUTH AFRICA ZIMBABWE KENYA TANZANIA
2: We are going to a place where elephants roam, where we will hold lion cubs and where the ocean is full of amazing coral reefs and deadly sharks Africa Here We Come!
5: addo national park | ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only sixteen elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. | ELEPHANT
6: boulders beach | SIMONS TOWN
9: Undersea Safari
12: VICTORIA FALLS | zimbabwe | 4 MARCH 2012
13: VICTORIA FALLS is located in southern Africa on the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Zambezi River serves as the fall's water source. With the collective height and width of the falls, it is the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The name Victoria Falls was given by the Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone.
15: MASAI PEOPLE
16: GREAT MIGRATION The great annual migration of wildebeest and zebra in East Africa is one of nature's biggest spectacles. Often referred to as the 'Greatest Show on Earth', the great migration is a movement of approximately two and a half million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems.
17: THE BIG 5
18: SERENGETI | Serengeti is derived from the Masai word, 'Serengit' meaning 'Endless Plains'. The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which is one of the ten natural wonders of the world. Wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. The area is also home to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Olduvai Gorge, where some of the oldest hominid fossils are found.
20: The sun sets over the African plains...
22: Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km, including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. | AFRICA
24: ZANZIBAR AND MAFIA ISLAND The Zanzibar archipelago consists of several islands lying off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean.
26: Farewell Africa... until next time....