Another Land Honeyguide

November 2011

Another Land Finally Joins Facebook, Too!


Serengeti Soil Road

Another Land has joined the Facebook community at long last! Our hope is to bring together past and future Another Land travelers, lovers of Africa, and other travel enthusiasts. Like me on Facebook

This comes after one year of success on Facebook for our fair trade fashion division, the Amias Project.

The Another Land Facebook Page allows our travelers and friends to post photos from their adventures in Africa. It is also a great place to find news and fun stories about Africa, or look at some of Another Land's photos and dream about your next safari.

We would love to share our passion for Africa with you. Head over to the Another Land Facebook Fan Page to "Like" us and stay up to date!

Amias Project on Facebook
Amias Project Beaders
The Amias Project is on Facebook! Here you can find exclusive information on our upcoming deals and discounts available only for Facebook users.

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In addition, the Amias Project Fan Page features a Store Tab that allows you to shop right from Facebook! Our Facebook Store is convenient and easy to use. Also, the items we make available on the Facebook Fan Page are generally less expensive than the same items available on our website, so shopping on the Amias Project Fan Page saves you money!

We would like to encourage you to "Like" our Facebook Fan Page and become one of our valued Fans. And don't hog all the great deals! Share these great savings with your friends by passing the message on and telling them to "Like" us too!

The Story of the Honeyguide
Our periodic email newsletter is named after the Greater Honey Guide, a bird that has developed the remarkable habit of leading tribespeople to wild bees' nests, with the promise of honeycomb and grubs once the humans have opened the nest and taken the honey.

The complementary relationship shared by bird and human represents the newsletter's goal - to periodically lead readers to new and timely bits of information about East African wildlife, culture, and travel.

Catch up on past issues in the Honeyguide Archives

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Another Land Stops Travel to Kenya 


Threats from Somalia Halt Travel Programs to Kenya 



After learning of threats from Somalia a few weeks ago, we made the decision to stop all travel to Kenya in the interest and safety of our travelers.


On October 19, 2011, Another Land learned of the current threats to Kenya from Somalia. We immediately made the decision to stop our Kenya travel

Map of Kenya and Bordering Countries
Map of Kenya and Bordering Countries

programs, which we announced via our Facebook Page.


On October 24, 2011, a nightclub in Nairobi was bombed. It is suspected that Al-Shabaab, who maintain a presence in Somalia, are responsible for the attacks.


We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but we anticipate that travel to Kenya will be a no-go for some time.


As the fighting in Kenya and Somalia continues, we will continue to post updates to our Facebook Page, where we post our most current news. You can stay up-to-date on the happenings in Africa by liking Another Land on Facebook.


In the meantime, travel to other areas continues. We are recommending that those who are interested in visiting Africa in the near future travel to countries that we believe to be safe, including Tanzania, Uganda, and other South African countries. We have many programs in these areas. If you are interested in learning more about our travel programs, please visit our website!


Safe travels! 


Another Land and The Amias Project
The Story of Africa: Live it, Watch it, and Wear it. 



Nichole Smaglick


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Tug of War: Leopard v. Crocodile
Photo courtesy of Nomad Kiba Point


TUG OF WAR! A Crocodile and a Leopard Face Off!


Recently our friends from the Selous shared a story with us about a local crocodile and leopard fighting over a delicious impala, tug of war style. The crocodile, named Trevor, weighs 500 pounds and is 8 feet long! His opponent, Spotty the Leopard, is a mere fraction of that at 150 pounds and 4 1/2 feet long. Their lunch: 3 foot long, 130 pound Swala "Dead Weight" the Impala. Who is your money on?


Find out who won! Check out the article from our friends at Nomad Tanzania by visiting their blog. 


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Remember the days of classic films? How Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart lit up the screen in 1951's The African Queen? Would you be surprised to hear that the steam engine boat used in the film had been left to decompose for eternity?
Luckily, two men discovered the vessel hidden in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, in 1984. Yank Evans and a mechanical engineer had nearly bulldozed the remnants of the African Queen after purchasing it for $1, but instead they sought out more information. Upon discovering that this pile ofThe African Queen with Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart boat parts was indeed the Afrian Queen, Evans and his son restored her to working condition.
While there were actually three or four African Queens made for the film, only this ship and one other original, located in a dry dock in Florida and part of the US National Register of Historic Places, have been found and preserved.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the film, this restored African Queen will set sail once again into the Nile at Kalagala Falls, Uganda.
If you want to travel to the Nile like Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, or if you'd like to learn more about other African adventures, contact us via email, or give us a call at 888-334-7559 or +1 612-821-6465.

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Want to stay up-to-date on news from the African continent? You can do so by liking Another Land on Facebook, where we have updated news all the time!


Here are a few more stories you might find interesting:


The Mahale Springs Chimps: A Murder and a Battle for Supremacy
Musicians at Sauti za Busara Music Festival
Musicians at Sauti za Busara Music Festival
 Alpha Male Pimu killed by Chimp Group M. Who will take his place as the leader? Read the latest developments from the Nomad Greystroke Mahale Blog.
Check out a live celebration of African music in Stone Town, Zanzibar, this February at the Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) music festival!
Now through the end of November, the UWA is offering discounted gorilla trekking permits to both local and international tourists to view the beautiful animals in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 
Want to visit the Gorillas on a discount, attend the music festival in Zanzibar or trek Chimps in Western Tanzania? Contact us via email, or call us at 888-334-7559 or +1 612-821-6465.