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Spotlight on Mountain Gorillas

Mountain gorillas are muscular with large chests, wide feet and hands and black, thick hair that keeps them warm. They are the largest living primates on earth today and live in a social group of up to 40 with the leader, a silverback. This silverback is the protector of the group and he will sacrifice his life to protect the rest of the pack from other gorillas, leopards or humans. They are an amazing sight to behold and everyone on this planet should take the opportunity to see these gorillas at least once in their lifetimes. Mountain gorillas are an endangered species. They are also threatened by ongoing forest destruction when the land is needed for housing, fuel or farmland. Thankfully, there is a dedicated group that is putting all of their efforts towards protecting these amazing animals so the species can continue for many years to come. There are less than 1,000 mountain gorillas alive today and approximately half of them can be found in Uganda. The Mgahinga National Parks and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest host gorilla safaris in areas where the animal is surrounded by his natural habitat and can remain unharmed. These safaris permit you to not only see the gorillas up-close and personal but also discover more about their risk of extinction. Losing these animals completely would be devastating and the more people that know about the threat, the more that can be done about it. The other half of the mountain gorilla population lives in Rwanda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Males can weigh up to 400 pounds while females can reach a maximum weight of approximately 215 pounds. The males proudly stand up to 6 feet tall while the females can reach a height of 5 feet. Their lifespan ranges from 40 to 50 years, they are herbivorous and they have a gestation period that lasts about 8.5 months. When you view these amazing gorillas on a safari you’ll be amazed to see the social and gentle personalities of the adults and the fun-loving spirit of the children. It’s a heartwarming experience to view these mountain gorillas and it’s something that...

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Experience a Breathtaking African Beach Holiday

When most people think about taking a tour of Africa they envision safaris and meeting the locals. There’s also another reason why you should be visiting Africa and one that shouldn’t be ignored. There are fantastic beaches in Africa to explore and they make the perfect complement to long hot safari days. If you’re planning on traveling to Africa you should definitely consider adding a beach holiday to your travel plans. The ocean awaits your visit and you’ll be able to boast about swimming in a part of the ocean that many world travelers never experience. It’s something different that you can do while you’re in the country and an adventure that shouldn’t be missed. Around Africa Safari Beach Holidays At Around Africa Safari we pride ourselves on putting together the best beach travel plans for our visitors. Enjoy a visit to Seychelles where time seems to stand still while the waves of the water greet the open sand. You’ll be staying at Choice Villa, where you can hear the waves lapping and the birds chirping when you first wake up. You can then relax while you enjoy a delicious breakfast and then gear up for a day of snorkeling, swimming or just relaxing by the beach and working on your tan. You can also opt for a trip to Mombasa where you’ll stay at the exotic Leopard Beach Resort & Spa. The resort lies right on the Diani beach in Kenya, which is one of the most famous beaches in the country. You’ll definitely create lifetime memories on this beach and spa adventure. Many people that visit this beach tend to return to enjoy its breathtaking beauty once again. Around Africa Safari is also proud to offer luxury beach holidays in Zanzibar, which is located just off the Tanzania coast. Here you’ll find tiny islands and miles of sandy white beaches. This is the perfect place to visit when you want to do something different such as deep-sea fishing, diving in the coral reefs and snorkeling along the coastline. This is a great beach holiday that gives you the chance to unwind and put all of your cares...

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