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by johnsakura

There exists more than 1500 species of termites in Senegal. The shape of the "house of the termites depends on the species, but also on the nature of the ground.Giant "Termitières", still called cathedrals or macrotermes, they can reach 7m top. The trees can push in the vicinity or even inside. The alive "termitières" are recognizable on their irregular surface. The dead termitières are very resistant and can be used as building material.

Directions: All around the region of Tamba.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 31, 2004
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