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Africa

Sahara, North Africa

The Sahara is the world’s hottest desert, the third largest desert afterAntarctica and the Arctic.  At over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi), it covers most of North Africa, making it almost as large as China or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts… Read More


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Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the Uhuru… Read More


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Zanzibar, East Africa

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of  Tanzania, in  East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island,… Read More


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Karnak, Egypt

The Karnak Temple Complex—usually called Karnak comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began in the reign of Sesostris I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of… Read More


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Sphinx and Pyramid, Egypt

The Great Sphinx of Giza  commonly referred to as the Sphinx, is a limestonestatue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion’s body and a human head) that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. There… Read More


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Abu Simbel, Egypt

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel  in Nubia, southern Egypt. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the… Read More


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Isalo Park, Madagascar

Isalo National Park is a National Park in the Ihorombe Region of Madagascar. The park is known for its wide variety of terrain, includingsandstone formations, deep canyons, palm-lined oases, and grassland. The closest town is Ranohira, and the closest cities are Toliara andIhosy. A local guide is required… Read More


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Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. This claim is based on a width… Read More


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