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African Safari Demand Wilts Far From Ebola Danger Zone

Far from the heart of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, the safari industry is taking a hit as alarm over the deadly virus causes travelers to shun the entire continent.

Tour operators in the eastern and southern nations famed for wildlife are part of widening fallout from the disease. Instead of just skirting the danger zone in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, some visitors are abandoning a sub-Saharan tourism market the World Bank estimates at $36 billion.