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En route to the Gulf of Guinea

En route to the Gulf of Guinea

The last time I updated this blog, I was at the foot of Mount Rubavu in the Western Province of Rwanda. It has been a couple of days but a lot has happened between then and now.

I am writing this piece from Bole International Airport, in Addis Ababa, while in transit to the Gulf of Guinea. I am taking a break from my adventures in Rwanda but I will keep publishing new stories about my recent experiences in the land of 1,000 hills from wherever I will be during my upcoming Atlantic escapade.

Over the next 20-plus days, I will be in the Gulf of Guinea. This region is part of the tropical Atlantic ecosystem. It spans from Cape Lopez to Cape Palmas, forming quite an extensive coastline.

I am intrigued by the mystries of Niger and Volta rivers which pour their content into the gulf. In addition, I am fascinated by the formation of the Cameroonian line of volcanic islands found in the same gulf.

Is there evidence of the occurence of the Continental Drift on the western edge of the African tectonic plate? Can the gulf provide some sort of clarity? The map I am looking at raises more questions than answers. One thing is clear though; the Gulf of Guinea has a lot of potential in the development of tourism.

I will not be traveling around the region conducting research. I am on vacation. However, I will spare a minute to learn one or two things about my destination. When I do, you will be the first to know.

The author is a Rwanda-based travel enthusiast. Follow his awe-inspiring expeditions on Twitter @GeoExposure.

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