There are few, if any, places on earth where you can see a lion set against the backdrop of a capital city. But Kenya has such a place. An incongruous piece of land 117 sq. km. in size known as Nairobi National Park. Most visitors to Kenya can hardly wait to escape the confines of Nairobi and head to the well- known safari destinations of the Masai Mara, Samburu, and the Laikipia Plateau. But for those destined to remain within Nairobi, there is a place where nature's finest is on display 365 days a year.
I reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 6:48 AM on July 7, 2016. The sun emerged over the convexed horizon as my labored breaths and pounding heart powered my body to the peak. In one moment, five days’ efforts came to an apex of adrenaline and pure exhilaration. There I was, about 11,000 feet closer to the sun than I had ever been before (the summit is 19,341 feet in elevation). I swear I could hear the Earth creak like a medieval drawbridge, rotating under its own weight.
There can be no better time of day than a sunset in Africa. The serenity that befalls the continent at this time is food for the soul.
The brilliant red, orange, and yellow that suffuses the sky is nature's art at it's best. Add to this visual image, the other senses of smell, touch, and hearing, and you are in paradise.
Ancient Egypt --- a subject which has always interested me, even from a very young age. The information we learn at school just skims the surface, and even what is taught in the Bible, gives us a mere glimpse into this very real ancient world. I remember many times going to the museum and staring at the beautifully coloured objects that have been discovered in the Egyptian tombs, even the everyday objects, such as combs or plates, hold my attention as I remember that these very items were physically and actually used every day, thousands of years ago. Even this study probably will just touch the surface of the very deep well of history. A culture of Master and Slave, even as we have had Upper-class and Lower-class. How the Pharaohs treated these slaves and who the slaves were is a massive subject all of its own. The clothes that were worn, who wore them and what they were made of we can, not only read about, but also can see on the walls of the tombs of the Pharaohs. The beautiful jewellery, so colourful, each piece meaning something, we have even copied in our time. The food of the rich, the food of the poor, very different and how the food affected the Egyptians health. The Gods and Goddesses which/who affected every aspect of life back then --- rich and poor! If I were to write down my own knowledge of Ancient Egypt, it would seem like a page compared to the thousands of books that we can read and learn from today. For such a massive subject, where do I start? Which God/Goddess? Which Pharaoh? Which part of Egypt? This study of Ancient Egypt is not meant to be “The Complete History of Ancient Egypt,” just my own “study of Ancient Egypt.” I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed researching it.
If you want to travel to Zambia, then you will be required to apply for a visa that would allow you to explore the country and have a good time. The nature of your visit to Zambia is the most important aspect to consider before you begin applying for a visa. So, make sure that you do a little bit of research online before you start the application process. Here are some basic pointers to get you started.
Jungle Safari on A National Park with an Impressive Track Record!
Have you ever wondered what it's like to roam the African savanna? See animals in their natural habitat? Ride an elephant? See the Big 5*?
If it’s an adventure or party you are looking for, then South America or Europe come to mind. For fun in the sun and a little sea breeze, take your pick of islands off Malaysia and Indonesia or try the Mediterranean or Caribbean islands.
Cape of Storms, Cape of Good Hope, the Cape. All names given to the Cape Peninsula in South Africa.
Each month is different in terms of the best time to visit Kenya. We have different tastes, different ideas of how we love to travel. Here is how the year turns out in terms of doing safaris in Kenya all the year round. The best times will depend on what works best for you safari holiday, and what time you can actually get time to enjoy it. Other factors to consider are the budgets involved and how deep you want to dip in your pockets.