Travel Brochure on Africa - Great info on many things, with beautiful pictures

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Though it is mostly plateaus, there are probably only two notable mountains in Africa south of the Sahara. Both Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro are located in the Eastern Highlands. Kilimanjaro, boasting a huge 19,340 feet, is Africa's highest mountain. Mount Kenya is not far behind, at 17,057 feet.

This is one of our most popular attractions. You will be biking the mountain trails of Mount Kenya the first day, then trekking to the top. You arrive at your destination camp near the airbase to be airlifted, and parachute to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will then descend by a network of pulleys. This is all, of course, done at your own risk.


Four great rivers found in Africa are the Nile, the Congo, the Niger, and the Zambezi. The Congo River system is the largest south of the Sahara. Meandering for almost 2,700 miles, the Congo crosses the equator twice over.

This river would be a great source of hydroelectricity, for every second, nearly 10 million gallons of water flow through it.

You will raft some smooth rapids of the Congo River, followed by a boating trip through the inactive parts of the river, observing the wonderful scenery. To quench one's self from the heat and relax, you may swim near a silent bank of the river. The end of the river is the calmest, so you might choose to tube, kayak, or canoe the remaining 1,500 feet from our start, if you dare.


The Serengeti Plains and Nairobi National Park are two of Africa's large game preserves created by the government to help protect wildlife. Animals in the game preserve are endangered due to humans taking over their natural habitats, or hunters poaching for sport. These game preserves also provide money...