Karen Elowitt

  • How To Not Get Mugged In Johannesburg

    mugged in johannesburg By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    Everyone knows that Joburg isn’t for wusses. Like any big city, caution needs to be exercised when exploring the streets of Johannesburg – but there’s no need to be paranoid. Here is some (often humorous) advice on how to not get mugged in Johannesburg — which could be used in dodgy parts of New York, London, or Berlin, for that matter.

  • Peaks Of Fire: 10 Awe-Inspiring African Volcanoes

    african volcanoes By Karen Elowitt, 6:00 am

    African volcanoes can be found all across the continent and its islands, from the west coast of Cameroon to the highlands of Mauritius. Among them are some of the most active volcanoes in the world, which serve as reminders that though the continent of Africa is ancient, from a geological perspective it is still young and being formed in front of our eyes. Here are 10 of the greatest volcanoes in Africa.

  • Londolozi Celebrates Leopards On Its 90th Birthday

    By Karen Elowitt, 12:56 pm

    In celebration of its relationship with leopards and for the second phase of its 90th birthday celebration, Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa decided to create and dedicate a memoir to the animals that it all began with: Leopards! Click here to watch a video about the leopards of Londolozi and learn more about the leopard video archive they’ve put together.

  • Back Off, Baby! Elephant Mother Loses Her Cool With Calf [VIDEO]

    elephant mother By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    Watch as an elephant mother gives a stern warning to a calf who tries to nurse from her, without her consent! We’re not sure if it’s her own baby that’s getting too old to nurse or another female’s baby that’s trying to sneak a drink, but either way, she lets out a pretty fierce roar and puts the embarrassed calf in its place.

  • Stop Or I’ll Bite: African Python Strikes At Safari Vehicle Three Times [VIDEO]

    african python By Karen Elowitt, 9:01 am

    What happens when a carload of safari-goers tries to pass a huge African python lying in the middle of a muddy road in Kruger National Park? Well, the snake is not having any of it. Three times they try to pass, and three times it strikes out. Luckily no one got hurt, but they got some incredible video! Click here to see the action.

  • 8 Great Ways To See Victoria Falls

    visit victoria falls By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    The Victoria Falls are spectacular no matter how you look at them, but if you’re gonna see them, you might as well do it in as many ways possible, and in the best manner possible. Here are eight great ways to see Victoria falls, whether you prefer to view them from high above the Earth, or way down below the magical curtain of water, somewhere in between — or all of the above. (We recommend all of the above!)

  • 30 Minute Tour, Uganda: Adventure Edition!

    By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    How much adventure can you handle? If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then Uganda should be on your bucket list of top destinations. In this video from The Africa Channel, we roam Uganda in search of adventure, starting with whitewater rafting on the Nile river. Check out the intense Class V rapids they tackle here.

  • Exploring Niamey, Niger: The City By The River

    niger river By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    As the capital of the former French colony of Niger, Niamey has long been a favourite destination of French travellers. But the secret is out now, and more and more travellers from all over the world are discovering Niamey’s allure. Situated in an appealing spot on the lush shores of the Niger River, Niamey is a modern, lively and cosmopolitan city. The river provides life to the otherwise dry Sahel landscape, and features an abundance of birdlife. Niamey is a melting pot for the different peoples of the Sahel – this is a place where you will see Fulani, Tuareg, Hausa and Zarma.

  • Photo Essay: The Ancient Tanneries of Fez

    tanneries of fez By Karen Elowitt, 9:16 am

    While more modern methods prevail elsewhere in the world, in the tanneries of Fez, Morocco, artisans have been using techniques that date back 1000 years. These tanneries are tucked behind the medieval buildings that comprise the old city center, the medina. When you buy a pair of vivid leather shoes from the souk in Fez, bear in mind the backbreaking, dirty work that was required to produce those gleaming slippers — a tradition that will likely go on for another 1000 years.

  • Africa On A Plate: The Flavors Of Dar Es Salaam

    flavors of dar es salaam By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    Discover the culinary variety and diverse tastes of Dar es Salaam with celebrity chef Lentswe Bhengu, in the latest edition of Africa on a Plate from The Africa Channel. His quest is to learn about what the people eat, why they eat it, and how it all began. Watch as he digs into street food, visits the fish market, learns about Swahili fusion cuisine, and makes a inspired meal.