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When I’m in an African city, village or even in the bush. One of my favourite things to do is, just sit and observe. The local people doing their thing and I enjoy just watching the life go by. Sometimes you start a conversation with a stranger, sometimes you whiteness a discussion. You see smiles, you see tears, you hear the traffic pass and other times you enjoy the silence. You should try it, it will free your mind.
You don't have to be a skilled climber to reach the 396 meters high top of "Mount Nienokoue".
You'll only need a good physical condition to walk the rough terrain in front of the mountain.
Mount Nienokoue is located in the Southern part of Tai National Park, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1982.
When you're lucky you'll come across a lot of different forest animals.
Such as: Bongos, Chimpanzees, Forest Buffalos, Snakes, Duikers and I even saw footprints of forest elephants.
When you're on top of the mountain you'll see a sea of green.
So take your time and enjoy the magnificent views.
This is one of the largest unspoiled areas of rainforest remaining in West Africa.
This gruelling competition attracts competitors and spectators from around the globe. More than 500 runners battle it out to be the first to race to the summit of Mount Cameroon and back again. It takes place in the last weekend of January or the first weekend of February in Buea(southwest province). The course, covering a marathon length of 26 miles, is steep, exhausting, and unforgiving. The star of this endurance race is a woman called Sarah Etonge, who lives close to Mount Cameroon. She has been dubbed 'the Queen of the Mountain' as in recent years she has won the race four times in a row.
Theme: Extreme Sports
The Red Sea area/Egypt is world famous for its diving possibilities and in Hurghada you'll find all the opportunities to arrange a memorable trip.
Prices in Hurghada are reasonable and vary between 40 and 80 euro /dive.
There are many different diving schools but first check out if the one you choose is PADI licensed.
They have the right equipment and technical support.
Equipment: Emperor Divers-Hurghada Centre
Tel +20 65 3444854
Fax +20 65 3444854
Theme: Scuba Diving
When you're staying in Egypt/the Red Sea area(Hurghada) you should try a snorkel trip.
I don't think it is an unforgettable experience, but it is worth a try.
Most of the coral reefs reserved for the snorklers are destroyed by snorkelers, so don't expect to see the images you'll see on TV.
You'll come across large amounts of colourful fish and you'll see what is left of the once beautiful coral reefs.
A full day snorkelling trip with food and drinks will cost you 30 euros or more.
Equipment: included in the price
Directions: Everywhere in Hurghada you'll find travel agents who can arrange you a trip.
Africa offers some superb trekking locations: Mountain-, Forests-, High altitude Trekking.
CAMEROON - The Bamenda Hills, Mount Cameroon, Rumsiki area, Lobéké Forest.
KENYA - Mt. Kenya(second highest peak of Africa), Mt. Elgon, Aberdare Range.
UGANDA - Ruwenzori Range(Mountains ofthe moon).
MOROCCO - Jebel Toubkal(4167m highest peak in the Atlas mountain range).
MALAWI - Wilderness areas of the Nyika plateau.
GHANA - The Ankasa forest in the western part, Volta region near the border with Togo.
MADAGASCAR - Rainforest trek across the Masoala peninsula in the eastern part.
Equipment: For extended treks you'd better bring your camping equipment you may need from home.
Rental equipment often is inferior and expensive, while technical equipment is genarally not available.
Depending on your route, you may need to hire a guide and porters!!!
Swimming in Africa isn’t always evident as it is refreshing.
Always check if the water is free of bilharzia(terrible human disease caused by parasitic worms), bilharzia is common in the tropics where ponds, streams and irrigation canals harbor bilharzia-transmitting snails
A few species you may encounter : swordfish, sailfish, blue marlin, albacore tuna , barracuda, coryphenes, grouper, wahoos, Bluefishes, stingfish, sole, African hind, breams, serioles, badeches, red carp, ombrine, carrangues, moray (eel).
Theme: Fishing Trips
The Senegal is famous for the richness of its halieutiques resources . For the big game fishing the best period is from June to October, fifty one species have been recognized.
Other types of fishing are also possible: line fishing, casting, drag fishing, rapala, ect., that you can do all year round. The Sine-Saloum Delta is the perfect place for this types of fishing.
Equipment: Here you can find some useful informationSINE-SALOUM Fishing Center
Theme: Fishing Trips
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