Destination Known: Caprivi Strip, Namibia

Gist: The panhandle of Namibia is a little-known place of  great fora and fauna. It boasts an eco-system that intertwines many South African environments. But, to the ambitious traveller it is valuable for another reason. Border-hoppers will be please to know that Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola are all a short trip away if you decide to criss-cross one of the most beautiful rivers on earth РThe Zambezi.

Fly Fact, Vol. 106

About 3000 people so far have reached the top of the 29,035 foot peak of Mt. Everest. Those people and others who attempted the ascent left over 100 tons of trash. There are about 120 corpses left on the mountain. The rate of success: one death for every 10 successful ascents.