Karen Elowitt

  • 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.

  • 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa That Will Blow Your Mind

    unesco world heritage sites in africa By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    Since its inception in 1978, UNESCO has designated 129 World Heritage Sites in Africa, in 37 different countries. Ranging from cultural monuments, to wilderness conservation areas, to archaeological sites, these remarkable attractions are given funding and personnel to ensure their maintenance and protection. The following are some of the most remarkable UNESCO sites in Africa, which should be on your bucket list if they’re not already.

  • 11 Memorable Train Journeys in Africa

    train journeys in africa By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    The train is not the most popular — nor the most efficient — way to travel in Africa, but its aura of faded bygone glamour makes it a must for those who are fans of slow travel. Yes, there are quicker ways to get from point A to point B in Africa, but these noteworthy train journeys in Africa remind you that when you travel, it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters.

  • Where To Have The Best Wildlife Experiences In Africa

    wildlife experiences in africa By Karen Elowitt, 7:00 pm

    Africa’s legendary wildlife is one of primary reasons visitors come to the continent. From the ‘Big Five’ to the smallest insects, Africa’s forests, oceans and plains contain a bounteous array of distinctive and awe-inspiring creatures found nowhere else on Earth. Here’s where to have the best wildlife experiences in Africa, no matter what type of creatures you’re interested in, be it bats, whale sharks, butterflies, or tree-climbing goats.

  • 10 Nigerian Festivals You Should Know About

    nigerian festivals By Karen Elowitt, 10:05 am

    Nigerians are a celebratory people, and as a result love to put on festivals. Whether it’s to venerate ancient traditions, promote literacy, celebrate the arts, or fishing, there’s a corresponding festival. This roundup of 10 of the best and most fascinating Nigerian festivals will show you a slice of life in Nigeria.