Early and later history of Ethiopia

Posted on May 31, 2017 by - Interesting Reads

Early History of Ethiopia

Many places in Africa lay claim to being the ‘cradle of mankind’, but only in recent times has there been just one species of the genus homo. So theoretically they could all be correct. Ethiopia is certainly one country which lays a strong claim. It is the home and birthplace of ‘Lucy’. Her 3.2 million year old bones were found in the paleontological treasure trove of Awash in the eastern Afar region. ‘Lucy’ can be seen in replica in the very interesting (if slightly old-fashioned) Addis Ababa museum. (more…)

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Where to go in Africa in November, December and January

Posted on May 4, 2017 by - African Travel Tips, Interesting Reads

Studying a map of Africa and trying to plan a trip can be a daunting task. The options of where to go in Africa seem to be endless, don’t they? But if you are travelling between November and January, there are certain areas of the continent that are better to visit than others.

Here are our recommendations for where to go in Africa during November, December and January…

 

 

This article in our ‘Where to go in Africa’ series is courtesy of Cedarberg Africa, a travel and safari company specializing in African tailor-made itineraries. We have special rates with all the hotels and game lodges, so you don’t pay any more. 

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Knysna vs Plettenberg Bay – the lowdown

Posted on March 29, 2017 by - African Travel Tips, Interesting Reads

Many visitors to the Garden Route like to stay at two different places along the way. It is however, rather unlikely to stay at both Knysna and Plett, as these two towns are a mere 30kms apart. So how do you choose between them?

Much of the decision is down to personal choice as each has a different appeal. In this article we give you the ins and outs of Knysna vs Plettenberg Bay …

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