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This section of perpetualexplorer.com includes travel video and articles about tourist destinations in Africa.



Turkana region, Kenya: Desert Revelations

Turkana region, Kenya: Desert Revelations

thefisher April 2, 2014

Desert Revelations Story and photos by Christopher Clark. Courtesy of Yourlifeisatrip.com. As the bus eased through the gears, through the green corn fields and farther away from the small terminal in the town of Kitale, I

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The Richat Structure of Mauritania, Africa

The Richat Structure of Mauritania, Africa

Maria Clark April 2, 2014

The Strange Eye of Mauritania Surrounded by the vast Sahara Desert is a cylindrical natural structure eerily shaped like an eye. Visible from outer-space, the Eye of Africa (officially called the Richat Structure) , which spans

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The Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

The Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

Stephanie Spavento March 24, 2014

Those who garden know the frustration that can come with an infestation of pests. Imagine something way bigger that aphids, rabbits, or gophers; imagine having to protect your precious crops from herds of hungry

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Multicultural Minute: Igbo-Orba – Nigeria’s Twin Capitol

Multicultural Minute: Igbo-Orba – Nigeria’s Twin Capitol

Stephanie Spavento December 19, 2013

The instance of twins is about 2.3% worldwide (1.2% in Western Europe, and 8% in Japan). In Nigeria, the rate more than doubles to five sets of twins for every hundred births. In Igbo-Orba,

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Multicultural Minute: Adumu, The Masai Jumping Dance

Multicultural Minute: Adumu, The Masai Jumping Dance

Stephanie Spavento November 18, 2013

The Masai are among the most recognizable and most often photographed of Africa’s ethnic groups. As semi-nomadic cattle farmers in Kenya and Northern Tanzania, they must be strong, fierce, and resilient to fend off

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Multicultural Minute: Marche des Fetiches, World’s Largest Voodoo Market

Multicultural Minute: Marche des Fetiches, World’s Largest Voodoo Market

Stephanie Spavento October 31, 2013

From afar, the Marché des Fetiches looks like any other bazaar: dusty card tables, blankets, and wooden benches are covered with wares for sale; except, here, there are no antiques, instead,  one will find

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Multicultural Minute: Fulani Jewelry, West Africa

Multicultural Minute: Fulani Jewelry, West Africa

Stephanie Spavento October 8, 2013

Fulani is a general name given to a large group of people who live in the West African countries of Nigeria, Senegal, and Guinea. They are a broadly dispersed, culturally diverse group of people

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Multicultural Minute: Banana Beer in East Africa

Multicultural Minute: Banana Beer in East Africa

Maria Clark September 4, 2013

Banana beer in East Africa Did you know that in some countries in East Africa you can drink beer brewed from bananas? Banana beer is a relatively weak alcoholic beverage produced in several African

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Explorer Bookshelf: Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity

Explorer Bookshelf: Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity

Hannah Riley August 6, 2013

Author: Women for Women International with Meryl Streep Title: Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity Who Would Enjoy It? Anyone interested in women’s rights, women’s roles in different cultures, or important foods

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Multicultural Minute: Ghana Fantasy Coffins

Multicultural Minute: Ghana Fantasy Coffins

Hannah Riley July 24, 2013

The world is full of diverse and interesting burial customs, and Ghana is no different. The Ga tribe of the Accra Region, located on the country’s southeast coast, specializes in producing what are known

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