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Top 6 Facts about Angola

Fact 1:
The official language in Angola is Portuguese, but they also speak Bantu and other African languages.

Fact 2:
Due to increasing oil production, Angola has one of the fastest growing economies.

Fact 3:
Angola also is the home for the giant sable antelope. It can't be found anywhere else and was thought to be extinct until they discovered it a few years ago.

Fact 4:
Angola’s favorite sport is basketball.

Fact 5:
The highest mountain in Angola is Serra Mountain which is 2610 meters.

Fact 6:
One of Africa's most beautiful natural wonders, the Ruacana Falls, is located in Angola.

   

Spiritual Safaris Mombasa

The Sikh Temple Makindu, 160km outside Nairobi, is a must visit for travellers. Once through the gate you’re greeted by colourful peacocks on plush green grounds reminding you of paradise. Upholding the philosophies of Sikhism, free food and shelter is provided to anyone, donations are encouraged though. Referred to as The Golden Temple of Africa, the Sikh Temple Makindu is one of the most beautiful outside of India. The Sikh Temple is a great place to get spiritual and explore a piece of Kenya’s history.

   

The African Heritage House

Claimed to be the most photographed house in Africa, it was the first house in Africa to be featured in the US Architectural Digest. The African Heritage house is a result of years of work by Alan Donovan who dedicated his life to collecting, promoting and preserving art from Africa. Three stories high, the house can only be visited by appointment only and is situated on Kenya’s picturesque Athi Plains overlooking the Nairobi National Park. The design of the house was inspired by mosques and houses in Mali, Nigeria and Ghana. To view some of the pieces, visit our gallery here.

   

Cedi Beads of Ghanna

If you're on your way to Ghana, make sure you visit the Cedi Bead factory in Ghana's Eastern region. Glass beads are made from recycled glass bottles. You can buy them in markets and craft shops throughout Ghana, and African craft shops overseas. The craft of making glass beads has a long history in Ghana, they have been used in ceremonies of birth, coming of age, marriage, or death for the past 400 years. The main region producing traditional glass beads today, is in Krobo, Eastern Region in Ghana. If you get a chance to visit the Cedi Bead factory, you can watch the whole bead making process from beginning to end. You can also stay overnight and design your very own beads.

 

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The Serengeti Migration

Every year, starting between January and March, the wildebeest of the Serengeti ecosystem in north Tanzania to southwestern Kenya begin their ‘Great Migration‘. Considered one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world, it’s the largest terrestrial mammal migration that sees at least 1.2 million wildebeest travel from the Ngorongoro area throughout the Serengeti. The wildebeest continually search for the best grazing, and throughout their annual migration on the short grass plains, they give birth to approximately half a million calves. About a quarter million of them die throughout this journey, which ends in the Maasai Mara reservation in Kenya – usually due to starvation, thirst, exhaustion or predators.

   

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