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Man left fighting for his life after crashing into giraffe on safari tour

A tourist in South Africa has been rushed to hospital after a minibus crashed a giraffe into his vehicle. The elderly Swiss man is currently on life support after an 18-foot tall giraffe, weighing 750kg crushed the roof and front of his Ford Ranger camper at a wildlife park in …

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Rwanda Is Building a Low-Footprint, Luxury Tourism Industry From Scratch—and Succeeding

“The president is coming!” The excited whispers ripple around the sumptuous new Singita Kwitonda Lodge on the Rwandan side of the verdant, haze-shrouded Virunga volcanoes, then become increasingly urgent: “He’s outside!” “He’s here now!” Like the hundred or so other international guests who made the journey to this hauntingly beautiful …

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[PICS] Giraffe killed in KNP collision with taxi, safari vehicle

A giraffe has died after being hit by a taxi in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the weekend.  South African National Parks (SANParks) said on Twitter a taxi carrying 13 day-visitors hit the giraffe, who then landed on the roof of a safari–vehicle.  “Indications are that a giraffe stepped …

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World’s Best Amusement Parks For Kids To Visit In 2019

While the popular belief might be that amusement parks are essentially meant for kids and younger minds to get the best out of rides and games but it is not so. Every grown-up person has a childlike nature somewhere hidden inside which ne to be rekindled sometimes. Amusement park visits …

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Tourist critically injured after giraffe falls onto safari vehicle at Kruger National Park

A tourist is in a critical condition after a giraffe fell on top of a safari vehicle at the Kruger National Park, according to SA National Parks.  The giraffe was killed in the incident which happened on Sunday, spokesperson Ike Phaahla said.   “A taxi carrying visitors to Letaba was involved …

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Best Christmas Vacations 2019: 10 Top Picks for Beach Escapes, City Breaks, Romantic Getaways

Still fixing your Christmas plans? It’s not too late to book a Christmas vacation, whether it be a quiet romantic retreat, a beach break or the trip of a lifetime from your travel bucket list. Here are some of the best places for a Christmas getaway this year. All prices …

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A campground ‘inspired by the African safari experience’ will debut near Acadia National Park in 2020

Next summer, Acadia National Park visitors can visit Cadillac Mountain by day and sleep in luxurious, safari-style tents with flushing toilets, an on-site concierge, and daily housekeeping by night. Montana-based adventure-hospitality company Under Canvas announced Tuesday it will open two glamping locations in the Northeast in 2020: in Hudson Valley, …

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Live updates: Kincade Fire grows to 16,000 acres, 5 percent contained

Click here to read the latest developments on the Kincade Fire and PGE’s power shut-offs.  8:35 p.m. Firefighters battle blaze in San Mateo County: A vegetation fire off of Highway 1, just north of Gazos Creek Road in San Mateo County, reached 75 acres Thursday night, according to Cal Fire. …

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