19th Aug2011

About Kenya

by Owich

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Kenya

Kenya; I am sure thinking about Kenya evokes different emotions and pictures in your mind but there is one thing that I am sure brings a smile to you; her prowess to dominate in the world of athletics. But there’s more about Kenya that one needs to take time to discover and learn about.

The mesmerizing thing about Kenya is the diversity of her people as well as her geographical terrain. Kenya has a long coastline which runs along the Indian Ocean with its beautiful sandy white beaches.

As you move inland you discover another interesting feature about Kenya; the landscape changes to savannah grasslands, arid and semi-arid bushes with the central and western regions having forests and mountains while the northern region has a near desert terrain.

The exciting thing about Kenya is that while it only experiences two seasons namely the rainy and dry, it is one of the leading exporters of high quality tea, coffee and fresh flowers to the Europe. (more…)

08th Aug2011

Arabuko Sokoke and Mida Creek

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Bird Watching

Important news for bird lovers is that Arabuko Sokoke and Mida Creek offer great and unmatched resources. The reserves will provide you with bird watching experience that will keep you coming for more.

Arabuko Sokoke and Mida Creek are located in the coastal strip of Kenya in East Africa and contain birds of different species.

Arabuko Sokoke Forest: The Indigenous Birds Beauty.

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Arabuko-Sokoke-Forest

Arabuko Sokoke Forest is one of the indigenous forests left in Africa. The forest is full of intrigue as it is considered the second most important forest for bird conservation in Africa and therefore regarded as an Important Bird Area (I.B.A).  I.B.A are places that are globally significant for protecting endangered bird life. (more…)

07th Aug2011

Amboseli National Park

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African Elephant

Amboseli National Park is located in Kajiado County, Kenya. It covers 392 square kilometers. It is bounded to the South by the well renowned Mt.Kilimanjaro on the Tanzanian border hence offering an ideal view of this mountain.

It is one of Kenyan renown parks that have gained allot of fame besides the Masai Mara National Park and Nairobi National Park.

What to find in Amboseli National Park

This park is mostly known for its large numbers of  elephants. It is the only national park in Kenya with over 65o elephants. Apart from elephants, there are  over 400 bird species and over 80 mammals, which makes it an ideal site for bird watching  and wildlife experience to tourists. Some of the animals include lions, cheetahs, leopards, antelopes, generuks, zebras, gazelles, buffaloes, wildebeest, hyenas, monkeys and others. (more…)

07th Aug2011

Wildebeest Migration Drama in Maasai Mara

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Wildebeest

Kenya has the best place to see the wildebeest drama in Maasai Mara. The wildebeest also known as the herd of God have a unique body physique, they are heavily built with massive heads and wild manes  with frontal shoulders, chest and a slender posterior with thin legs.

Wildebeest Migration Drama in Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara ecosystem is unique and the wildebeest migration is the eighth wonder of the world. The Mara supports one of the greatest biodiversity on earth. (more…)

02nd Aug2011

Come Experience The Great Wildebeest Migration

by Owich

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The Great Wildebeest Migration

I cant wait to experience the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti and Masai Mara. This is the most exhilarating experience you’ll ever see in your lifetime. Wildebeest moving in masses all in search of green pastures, water and away from thunderstorms. The wildebeest are in tune with the times and season’s and any change in the climate they are prepared to migrate to their next destination.

The great migration actually occurs throughout the year (with at least 8 months of moving) starting with The Serengeti national park in Tanzania through the Masai Mara Kenya and repeats all over again.

Timing the Great Wildebeest Migration

For you to experience this 8th wonder of the world you need to know where the herd is, what season they are in and where you need to be to fully enjoy. So let me give you a detailed migration journey. (more…)

27th Jul2011

Human Wildlife Management and Conflicts in Kenya Africa

by Owich

Human wildlife management is an attempt by humans to improve the relationship between humans and wildlife. However there have been challenges in the forms of management techniques used and as such conflicts have arisen time and again. Humans are still dealing with poachers and wildlife traffickers while animals still pose threats to human life. How can the situation change.

Human Wild life Management Conflict

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The African Rhino

It refers to disagreement between people and wildlife in use of resources, encroachment of wildlife areas, deaths of both wildlife and humans caused by one or the other. Consequently there are many instances in which human activity has encroached into wildlife and wild game welfare while at the same time wildlife has encroached into human territory.

In Tsavo West National Park and its environs, there are many incidences in which wild animals have intruded farm lands and caused wanton destruction to property, wildlife have even gone to extents of killing the farmers as they tried to protect their property. Conversely the intrusion of private property by wildlife has also lead to loss of wildlife. (more…)

21st Jul2011

Birdwatching Secrets in Kenya

by Owich

Birdwatching secrets in Kenya refers to is a form of tourism that refers to observing birds of all kinds in their natural state. Kenya happens to have plenty of birds in the country’s stunning biodiversity. Wild Birds can also be found in simple places like Nairobi roadways among other places including your own backyard.

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Birdwatching Secrets in Kenya

Birds include poultry that’s domesticated by many Kenyans. Many households have taken to domesticating various breeds of chicken, ducks, and the all famous goose family.

This is encouraged as it creates interdependent relationship between the birds and human beings.

However there are some rather unusual and wild species of birds that are unique to the African territory.  They are unusual because you would rarely get the opportunity to see them. (more…)

18th Jul2011

Planning Adventures Into The Unknown

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Planning adventures into the unknown and want to know how to go about it. Here’s how

Quest Adventures into The Unknown

Adventure tourism is type of tourism involving exploration or travel to remote, exotic and sometimes hostile areas where the traveler should expect the unexpected.

It is exciting and one is challenged both physically and mentally. One gets to learn many new ways of thinking and key survival strategies.

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12th Jul2011

What is the Genesis of Mombasa City?

by Owich

Mombasa City dates back to the 16th century. Having began as a result of Arab and Portuguese trade influence in the Kenya’s coastal area.

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Mombasa City

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Tusks in Mombasa City

Genesis of Mombasa City?

Mombasa started as the Portuguese and Arabs landed along the coastal strip of Kenya. The Portuguese under the leadership of Vasco da Gama arrived while touring the world.

They came to the region not only to trade spices, cotton and coffee but also spread the Christian faith. The Omani Arabs who are predominantly Muslim also saw the caostal region as rich in Ivory and other minerals.

Since the locals were illiterate and majorly relied on hunting and long distance trading. The two traders took advantage of locals and made them slaves. (more…)