Did you know...?
Mt Kilimanjaro situated in Tanzania is the highest peak on the African Continent. It rises 5895m which is roughly the equivalent of Camp 1 on Mt Everest!! Altitude sickness can be a problem and even the fittest sometimes don't make the summit.
Quite often when talking about game animals in Africa, people will mention the Big 5. The Big 5 are: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino. Initially you may think it is because of size (elephant, rhino etc) however, a leopard is not that big. A giraffe or a hippo would definitely be on the list if it related to size. It's all to do with the past when hunters set out in search of the 5 animals hardest to shoot for varying reasons. Luckily most of the shooting today is done with a camera!
At Victoria Falls, between February and May, more than 500 000 cubic metres of water cascade over the falls every minute. However, if you went in November - December you can virtually walk across from one side to the other! It's all to do with the rains in Angola and Zambia.
GLAMPING (glamour camping) is all the go for those who want the experience of sleeping in (or next to) the great outdoors, but with none of the fuss of tent pegs and sleeping bags. Tented resorts are dream destinations for glampers, and well established Down Under are 'Longitude 131' at Uluru, and 'Paperbark Camp' at Jervis Bay on the NSW South coast. Glampers can go bush with swags of style in the African safari tradition at Bamurru Plains in the Northern Territory's Top End and at its new sibling in Western Australia, 'Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef' in the Cape Range National Park. Aside from Africa's best safari spreads, glamping prospects overseas include 'Aman -i- Khas' and 'Vanyavilas' tented camps near the entrance to Ranthambore National Park in India, and 'Desert Nights Camp' in the Wahiba Sands near Oman.