Having A Good time in a temporal Island

Having A Good time in a temporal Island

Having A Good time in a temporal Island, would you go for it? I wouldn’t even think twice about it. Its a big yes for me. And I have just a nice place that I will plan on a day to go and enjoy the ocean there.

Islands are naturally full of life and unique environment. I think water separates them from all the bad things until human developments happen.

Island that stays alive for four hours in a given season

During my visit to the ocean, I was shown a portion of the ocean that dries up sometimes. Allowing people to enjoy some calmness of the ocean within its vicinity. The place can remain dry for almost four hours, meaning, you can even hold a short party there.

When you are enjoying a boat ride, the breeze kisses your face in amazing ways. As the waves soothe your moods. The land continues to reduce in size as you sail deeper into the ocean.

Its normally feels like you are entering a different and new world. The feeling is incredible.

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The Homely WCK Hostels in Mombasa

The Homely WCK Hostels in Mombasa

The Homely WCK Hostels in Mombasa. They are simply homes away from home. Strategically located at the best corner of Mombasa town.

During my recent visit to Mombasa, one of our friends recommended it for us. At first, I had some doubts since I wanted to have somewhere to spend my nights after all the fun during the day. A place I could rest with minimal to zero noise, comfortable beds, awesome food, and a clean environment. And WCK hostels in Mombasa offered all that and more.

WCK

Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK)
Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK)

It stands for Wildlife Clubs of Kenya.

It is a charitable, nonprofit organization formed in 1968 by Kenyan students. It was the first conservation education programme of its kind on the continent of Africa.

As you can already tell, they are friends to nature. And anyone friends to nature automatically qualifies to be my friend.

I have been its member since my junior years at school. But I had not yet tried their hostels.

They would provide us Komba Magazines that helped us learn more about Wildlife, Nature and how to conserve our environment.

Apart from books, being a member of this club come with a full bag of goodies.

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Understanding Sustainable Tourism

Understanding Sustainable Tourism

Understanding Sustainable Tourism so as to promote it in our travels. Our travels should leave a positive impact on our hosts, people, wildlife and the environment. As well as offer us great experience and memories.

Sustainability

For something to be considered sustainable, it has to respect three important sectors. That is:

  • Environment, both the natural and man-made environments.
  • Economic, the generated revenue.
  • Culture, people and their cultures.

Sustainable Tourism

For tourism to be sustainable, then it has to offer the above benefits fully.

Sustainable tourism is whereby the tourism sector commits to cause a low impact on both the environment and local culture. In line with generating employment opportunity to the local communities.

It simply implies that, as a tourist, your visit cause a positive impact on the society, economy, and environment.

So next time while doing your travels, ensure it adheres to the above.

Understanding Sustainable Tourism

To really understand sustainable tourism, then you will need to look into its three key sectors.

Economy

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Species that feed on plants are strong and have a long lifespan

Species that feed on plants are strong and have a long lifespan

Species that feed on plants are strong and have a long lifespan. Herbivores are some of the animal species that have been observed to live many years. If they are lucky enough to evade preditor’s wrath. Those who have no predictors, live to enjoy extreme old age. Is it related to their diet?

Plant-eating organisms

These are species whose diet is solely comprised of plant parts. We can refer to them as true vegans.

They can be divided into various groups depending on which plants they consume, or how they eat.

That is, we have those that feed on fruits ( Frugivores), nector (nectarivorous), etc. And we have the browsers that obtain leaves, stems and bark from plants. While grazers eat vegetation at the ground level.

Samples of these herbivores include:

  • Elephant
  • Rhino
  • Hippo
  • Buffalo
  • Giraffe
  • Wildebeest

As you can already tell, these are some of the most dangerous animals that even intimidate their predators.

Now you understand why the antelopes and other small herbivores, end up being the most targeted.

Does this mean that if we were to embrace the vegan diet, we could be strong?

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Don’t Step on Corals, They are alive

Don’t Step on Corals, They are alive

Don’t Step on Corals, They are alive. And you wouldn’t like anyone stepping on you either. If you are having a boat ride or any other ride into the ocean with a captain who doesn’t care much about the environment, they may use it as a “fun thing” to do when you get at the deep end.

I have ever been a victim of that, I stepped on corals thinking they were dead

Sometime last year, when I visited the ocean, I did exactly that after been wrongly informed by my guide that that place had dead corals. In the spirit of promoting sustainable tourism, I decided to promote the locals by choosing them for my boat ride services.

Despite not having school know-how knowledge, they were well-informed about the ocean. They understood the area so well to a point of making someone fall in love with the place instantly.

When we got to the deep end, they offered to dive in and bring us some marine creatures. Which included two urchins, male and female. This is the point they encouraged me to enter the ocean and enjoy the waters. And since I didn’t have sufficient safety clothing, I expressed my concern. And that’s when he told him, that they were dead corals around us. SoI just had to step on them and I will be fine.

During my recent visit, is when I realized. They were not entirely truthful. The corals were very much alive and this means, I stepped and maybe killed some in the process. I felt really bad, I hate being a problem for the environment.

But am well-informed know, and I wouldn’t like you to make the same mistake.

So here are some of the tips to ensure you respect corals;

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Your Internet Usage has A carbon Footprint

Your Internet Usage has A carbon Footprint

Your internet usage has a carbon footprint. This means that how you live Online has an impact on how you live Offline. Seems everything we do has a carbon footprint. So we are required to calculate our carbon footprint and embrace ways to reduce it. Or keep it as low as possible.

What is the internet’s carbon footprint?

You may tend to think about how this is possible. After all, its just internet. The movies, tv shows, emails, songs, etc. How does that emit greenhouses gases?

Internet’s carbon footprint is contributed by work behind the scenes. The servers that make it possible for you to get the end product. These serves are powered by various types of energy which is mostly not clean. And they run 24/7.

After all, no one likes internet outages. Or else we will shower the internet providers customer cares with all the mean words we have in our heads.

Some of the contributors to carbon footprint in internet usage

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Is Our Company Enough For Our Pets?

Is Our Company Enough For Our Pets?

Is our company enough for our pets? Especially those who have only one pet. Hence making them the unique species in the house. As much as they may enjoy our companionship, is it really enough? Or they silently wish they had contact with one of their kind?

Pets are social animals

I tend to think that animals that can be petted are social. And that’s why they are able to mix with humans.

As we know, social animals like being other animals. Either with their kind or other animals. Unlike the solitary ones that love being on their own.

With that said, does our companion alone fill their need of being with other animals. Or we are a cause of some loneliness in them.

When they need to play and you happen to be busy

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Uganda cooking with Volcanic rocks to save their Forests

Uganda cooking with Volcanic rocks to save their Forests

Uganda cooking with Volcanic rocks to save their Forests. Isn’t that amazing? It’s great to see more countries embracing ways that are eco-friendly. Hence writing off the damage we have been causing our environment.

As much as we may need developments and innovations, we were blinded sided when it came to its effects on the environment. But not anymore. We are now conscious of our actions and choosing our moves carefully.

Forest cover has been reducing in our planet at an alarming rate. This is partly due to the need for firewood and charcoal for cooking. We have lost a huge number of indigenous trees for this need.

Not only did our cooking eliminate our trees, but it also introduced air pollution into our homes. Promoting respiratory diseases amongst ourselves.

So when we bump into such innovation, its a big win to all of us. This technology will help save the remaining forest cover, and cost by the community.

How does it work?

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Do we Really Have To Release Balloons into the Air?

Do we Really Have To Release Balloons into the Air?

Do we Really Have To Release Balloons into the Air? The hundreds of ballons into our atmosphere as we celebrate. Not thinking much what happens to them, once they get up there. And where they land once they come back. Since whatever goes up must come down.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison

That’s how ballon applies in our lives. As we celebrate in releasing them into the air, environment and wildlife suffer the severe consequences of our actions.

The balloons may end up in the water bodies or land, after traveling thousands of miles.

Due to their bright colors, wildlife confuses them for food. Their rings also cause a huge number of deaths by strangling the animals.

Balloons are indigestible, just like plastics. So once ingested by wildlife, it’s a matter of time before they die. Painful death with stomachs full of balloons and other plastics.

The balloons rings may end up in the wildlife’s neck. And since they were unable to get it off like humans, they get strangled to death. Some die in the process of trying to set themselves free from these rings.

What do you know about Balloons?

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Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions? Especially one that needs you to locate a certain spot. It’s one of the amazing outdoor activity to get involved with.

What is an expedition?

It is a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or research.

You may be offered directions or a road map. Or some times you may need to come up with one yourself.

So you have to be really good at reading and interpreting maps. And not the internet one, but the paper one.

What makes expedition fun?

Important thing is to have an adventurous team that won’t mind getting lost in the jungle as you find your way. A team with an open mind and ready to take what nature will offer.

You need updated maps and guide books, as well as, a compass. These are very vital while coming up with your road plan and getting to the spot. Should be able to offer sufficient and correct information, to avoid going the wrong direction.

An open mind ready for anything along the way. From weather, animals, geographical features, such as mountains, hills, rivers. In short, you should be prepared to face anything that crosses your path.

My favourite expedition memory

It was one I participated in Hell’s Gate National Park. Where our spot was somewhere in the Suswa Hills.

It was full of adventure, remapping and our bodies were pushed to the limits.

We got rained at twice while drying up. This was when we left our campsite and there was a light shower. Which subsidized after a short while. Sunshine kissed our faces and dried our clothes. Only to get to the other side of the hill that was raining heavenly.

We also encountered wildlife and livestock along the way. Hence had to remap some paths.

Our maps were not so updated, so we encountered some of the features not indicates on them. Missed some rivers that had dried up and a hill that no longer existed. In a way, it got us confused for some minutes but we got our bearing back shortly.

Unfortunately, one of the team members hurt her leg and she could no longer walk on her own. So we had to carry her. The men in the group took turns in carrying her. While the ladies helped with her bag.

We could create jokes and tell stories, even sing at some point. Just to get the energy to step forward as our energy levels dropped with every step.

It took us almost three-quarter of the day to find our spot. So getting back to our campsite was a marathon, to avoid allowing darkness get us lost. We had mastered our way so we avoid doing any reforms while getting back as we had the insufficient light. The moon was not very bright.

Just about to get to our campsite, we met a group of hyenas heading out for a hurt. We had been advised to remain as a group in such circumstances. So we stuck together. They did laugh at us but did no harm. So it worked.

Conclusion

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