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A Change of Heart in Madagascar
Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island. It is dirt poor yet amazingly beautiful, and it may find its way into your heart as it did into mine.

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May 25 is AFRICA DAY
The date also launches The Unseen Africa, a series that will show sides of Africa that few see. You'll watch African entrepreneurs, listen to locals describe what life is really like in Africa, and see remote places far off-the-tourist track.

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MADAGASCAR: My Quest to Find the Smallest Lizard in the World

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A few hours from Cape Town in South Africa will transport you into a massive rock wilderness where you will find some of the most spiritual prehistoric art ever created.

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When we went to Africa, our friends joked: "It will be a challenge to find your Jewish stories among the wildebeests!" "You'll see," I said. "I'll find a few good ones."

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MARRAKECH: A Culture of Courtyards – Courtyard of Culture
Marrakech is not the most beautiful city in the world, but it’s not the exteriors to look for. Behind its intricately carved doors, inner courtyards bloom like botanic allotments.

LALIBELA: A Pilgrimage Fir for a King
In the 12th century Lalibela was a holy city. Today, high in the mountains of Ethiopia, it is a traditional village with churches carved from the living stone.

RWANDA: Filmmaker Kevin Freeny's Outstanding Film
Romar Traveler is pleased to bring you Wildlife Filmmaker Kevin Freeny's film for Terra Icognito Tours that explains why Rwanda is much more than Mountain Gorillas.

"Camel Trekking In Morocco"
Nomads have used camels as a form of transport for centuries. Following in their footsteps across the deserts of Morocco is an unforgettable experience

TUNISIA: Revolutionary Travel
When things calm down, intrepid and curious travelers have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience what it is like during the birth of a new Arab democracy.

SERENGETI: Beginnings and Ends?
Have you always wanted to do more than just see the Alps from a distanc"Webbed with the paths of elands and wildebeest and Thomson's gazelles…trampled by thousands of zebras…marked by the spoor of hungry carnivores…" It's East Africa's Serengeti.

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Egypt: A Changed Future, A Changeless Past

The political changes of 2011 in no way will affect the changeless panorama of Egypt's ancient history: Cruising the Nile after the revolution.

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Camel Trekking in Morocco

For millennia camels have been the only possible means of transportation across many of the world's deserts. Today, travelers can experience what desert caravans might have been like then.

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Kilimanjaro – A Guide for Novices

Twenty two thousand climbers set out each year to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. It is a non-technical climb and requires no mountaineering skills or previous climbing experience, but for the inexperienced, there are dangers. This article will guide you through an amateur’s right of passage to the summit.

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Ibo Island: A Castaway Tropical Island

Ibo Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa has a lost world appeal that date back to its days as a colonial outpost for Portugal’s African trade. Today it offers friendly natives, a “what day is it?” mentality and luxurious accommodations.

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KENYA:  A Safari Primer

Perhaps no other place on Earth conjures up the spirit of the wild quite the way East Africa does. Long known for its abundance of wildlife, Maasai culture and spectacular wildlife migrations, Kenya lies directly in the heart of it all, and a Kenya safari is a trip of a lifetime.

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The Beat of a Different Drum

Australian photojournalists Ray and Sue Udy visit the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park in Central Africa.

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Climbing Africa's Third Highest Peak

130 million-year-old Mount Mulanje in Malawi is the highest mountain in south-central Africa. Steeped in tradition, mysticism and witchcraft, it is one of the world's largest granite inselbergs and offers some of the best granite climbing you could hope to find.

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Boom Box Attitude: Monrovia, Li

Monrovia, the capital of Liberia still carries vestiges of its origins as a town built by freed slaves from the United States. It is a grooving, tropical town melting in the afternoon sun of West Africa. It is abuzz with a cacophony of commerce and characters, all going through the day with screeching music blasting through boom boxes propped up on wheel barrels.

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• ETHIOPIA: An Overview
• LALIBELA: A Pilgrimage Fit for a King
• Ethipia's OMO Valley
• Land rafting Ethopia's OMO River

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The Ins and Outs of MARRAKECH

Marrakech is a unique city with a strong cultural and religious identity combined with innovative architecture. Morocco’s showplace is sometimes referred to as the 'Red City', and it doesn't take one long to see why.

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KENYA: The First Turkana Cultural Festival

The Turkana Cultural Festival will be an annual event established to promote tourism to the Turkana area of Northern Kenya . Ethnic groups represented are the: El Molo, Samburu, Rendille, Turkana, Gabbra and Pokot peoples.  In June, 2008, eight residents of Nairobi took an arduous overland trip to attend the First Turkana Cultural Festival.

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KENYA:  A Safari Primer

Perhaps no other place on Earth conjures up the spirit of the wild quite the way East Africa does. Long known for its abundance of wildlife, Maasai culture and spectacular wildlife migrations, Kenya lies directly in the heart of it all, and a Kenya safari is a trip of a lifetime.

Tunisia More Than Sea, Sand and Souk
There is a popular misconception that Tunisia is nothing more than one big glorified "Sea, Sand and Souk" resort. Tunisia is full of ancient history, culture, wide open spaces and amazing Roman Ruins-- some of the best preserved in the world.

A South African guide in Africa’s game parks adds serious mountaineering to his professional experiences by becoming a paying customer to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, rising 4600 meters (15,000 ft) from the base, and including the tallest peak in Africa. This is a day-by-day account of his climb to the top:

Jamaa el Fna and the Splendor of Marrakech
Marrakech, known as the "Empress of the Sahara", is one of Morroco's four Imperial capitals. These days, it is widely known for the Jamaa el Fna, a bustling outdoor market square that draws international tourism to its vibrant and exotic attractions. On a busy day, as many as 10,000 people fill this entertainment and trading center.

Paris - Dakar
In 2006 two Dutchmen proved that it is not only possible but a challenging and unique adventure as well. They organized a bike expedition of 7,200 km (4,500 miles) beginning in Paris, continuing through France, Andorra and Spain, crossing the Mediterranean to northwest Africa through portions of the Sahara, the biggest desert on earth, traversing Morocco, Mauritania, and ending in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal.

Off the coast of Kenya, this Muslim enclave's roots go back to the days when Arabs controlled trade in East Africa. Now with the invasion of tourism, the question remains: What is going to happen to this fantastically preserved place?

Lake Turkana
Lake Turkana, a glittering jewel in the northern deserts of Kenya's Rift Valley in East Africa, is a startling contrast to the extinct volcanoes, barren rock and lava beds that frame it. A goldmine for anthropologists, the area has been defined as the cradle of modern humankind. It also is the home of the hospitable Turkana people and desert wildlife. Getting there is practicable only by small plane.

East Africa '72 - Part 1
An American family of four discovers East Africa in 1972 on a once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure. Mom keeps a diary: PART 1...

East Africa '72 - Part 2
In 1972, an American couple and their two teenage children discover East Africa on a once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure.

Leopard - Cam
Here is your opportunity to become a virtual wildlife photographer. In real time, join three noted wildlife filmmakers in South Africa's Mala Mala Game Reserve as they film a new documentary about Tjololo, a wild male leopard.

"Mauritius or Ile Maurice, as it is known to the locals, sits like a tiny green gem in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean. It bubbled up from the ocean floor thirteen million years ago through volcanic activity,"

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