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A Mission to Reach the “Snows of the Nile”

An idea, a contest, and a victory lead two explorers into the unlikely land of Africa’s ice caves. Get their story and watch the full film.

The Sad Ballad of Menes, the Egyptian #Spyduck

Menes wasn’t a spy, and neither was he a duck. Thanks to a combination of xenophobic paranoia and spotty Arabic-to-English translation, this one-year-old White Stork was unfairly painted as both and clapped into jail.

Days later he was exonerated, released, and eaten.

Geography in the News: Ethiopia’s Dam Projects

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM ETHIOPIA’S CAPTURE OF THE BLUE NILE In addition to Egypt’s latest political turmoil, its government is extremely worried about Ethiopia’s newest dam on the headwaters of the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile is the leading source of water for the north-flowing Nile. Fears in…

Can the Nile River Slake all Thirsts?

Dan Morrison’s book, The Black Nile, chronicles his journey along the Nile River from its source at Lake Victoria to its mouth 3,600 miles later at the Mediterranean Sea. National Geographic News Watch interviews him about his journey and his travel writing.

The Bus to Renk: Through Sudan Without a Gear Stick

In this excerpt from his acclaimed book, The Black Nile: One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World’s Longest River, journalist Dan Morrison chronicles a bus ride across southern Sudan. It is part of his journey along the world’s longest river, from Uganda to Egypt.

Planetology: Q&A, with Cupcakes

Whew! Egypt = amazing. I can’t even begin to describe the wonder and awe of standing inside a pyramid or walking the Avenue of the Sphinxes or sailing in a felucca on the Nile. It really is something everyone should do at some point in their lives. The best part is that it seems I…

The Stars That Know No Rest

Next week me and my mummy are off to visit Egypt, a trip I’ve been looking forward to for more than a year. Sadly, our jam-packed itinerary doesn’t include much computer time, so blogging from the field is not an option. A guard watches over statues of Ramses II in Abu Simbel —Photo by David…