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According to regulations in Tanzania, you can't climb Kilimanjaro without a guide. That means you will 100% be with somebody that understands the nature of acclimatization and has likely been up many many times previously. When you hire a guide, or book a guided trip via a company, they will also take care of permits for you. Most companies automatically ...


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The most common mistakes made by people in hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius, territory in Africa include: As with every other animal, the most important mistake is not taking the time to learn about their behavior and respect it Getting between parents and calves Getting between males when they're fighting for territory Getting in their way when ...


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Aligning the answer strictly for Kilimanjaro, I'd first recommend you to select the route that you are going to take. If you want to take the easiest way up, the Marangu route shall be perfectly suitable for you (No offence, just in case if you remain unprepared, if you have been preparing well, you might try the other routes. I'd consider taking two ...


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I think you will find that Timothy Bax is given to a bit of hyperbole. I did a quick search for spiders in South Africa - and it seems that there are a number of spiders that could potentially fit the description of being ground-dwelling, hunting, large and hairy. There are members of the Tarantula family, which have bulbous abdomens, and generally fit the ...


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Similar things have happened before, in South America, but if the spider is poisonous, it may have some effect even when eaten. He was infested with worm parasites that had burrowed into his flesh and had trouble speaking and moving after swallowing venom from a poorly cooked giant spider. He was covered with bites from "poux d'agoutis" - a particularly ...


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