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Best of Africa 2005

Photo: Carrying kayaks at Victoria Falls, Zambia

Adventure travel ideas in Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa.
Plan an Africa trip

Paddling Big Sur

Even a novice can paddle the swells of California's Big Sur.Kayaking Big Sur primer

Snake Venom Doc

Photo: Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry with a python

Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry has sustained 24 snake bites in the name of science. Watch video of Fry with a sea snake.
View the sea snake-feeding video

Climbing in the Gunks

Fall is the opportune time to go rock climbing in New York's Shawangunk Mountains.
Start climbing the Gunks

Reader Photo Album

Photo: Great white shark reader photo

See amazing trip photos and get valuable travel tips from your fellow readers! Or send us your favorite pics.
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Gear: Travel Bags

Photo: Travel bags for long trips

Tried-and-true bags that perfectly portage your gear.
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Climbing the Gunks


Photo: Rock Climbing in New York's Shawangunk Mountains

Photographer Alex di Suvero takes us on assignment in New York's Shawangunk Mountains.
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"Life's an Adventure" Reader Photo Album
Readers' amazing trip photos and travel tips
Reported by Kaitlin Giannetti
Photo: Lions and zebras in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater
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"My housemate Charlene and I spent 5 weeks touring the highlights of Africa. At the end of the first week, our 16-person group headed into Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater for a day-long safari. We sat in silence for an hour-and-a-half watching these two young male lions stalk the buffalo and zebras. Soon they blew their cover, and the zebras scooted out of striking distance. Our guide said lions rarely attack buffalo (as lions usually come out second best), and female lions generally do the hunting. These little males were probably just practicing."  
 
Brooke Bamford, 24  
Melbourne, Australia  
Aerospace Engineer
 
 
DIY: "I traveled with Kumuka (www.kumuka.com), which caters to young, budget travelers. Tour prices are based on camping, but there were numerous opportunities to 'upgrade' into hotel rooms (from $2 to $25)."
  


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