Nature and Wildlife are the beauty of our planet

Nature and Wildlife are the beauty of our planet

Nature and Wildlife are the beauty of our planet. From the colorful colors and unique shapes. Have you ever seen an “ugly’ tree, flower or even wildlife.

Everything in the natural world is beautiful due to the beauty added by wildlife and flora.

Their beauty have inspired our fashion

Most of the fabrics resemble patterns of both flora and fauna (plants and animals).

Who doesn’t love animal prints. From the amazing stripes resembling zebras, the unique dots inspired by cheetahs, leopards, just to name a few.

This is also one of the threat facing wildlife. Because we not only copy their style, but end up killing them for it. To get a snake skinned bag, or a pouch made of girraffe hide, mats and coats from wildlife fur.

We are allowed to copy cat their style but not kill them. Fur, hide and skin belongs to them. And not to be used for our shoes, bags, coats, etc.

Their beauty offer the best interior and exterior designs

Have you ever visited a place whose decorations and design has been inspired by nature or wildlife. From the furniture, walls, roofing and simply everything in them.

There’s this place where the owner ha constructed an artificial waterfall. He has all kind of colorful birds which have roofless houses. Hence can be able to fly away when they want. An aquarium and all the furniture are from trees at their raw state. No smoothing has been done .

Spending a weekend there is the best idea you can ever have. Allows you to experience nature at a whole other new level.

Gone are the days when we had the boring walls painted of one color. Nowadays, we are not afraid to add more color.

We are also introducing live plants into our living rooms, hotels and any places we spend time at.

Just to confirm how nature brings more than colour into our lives.

They offer companion and more

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What do you need to have unforgettable trip in the wild?

What do you need to have unforgettable trip in the wild?

Everyone looks forward to having an epic time out there during their trip. To create unforgettable moments and memories. To have one of a lifetime trips/weekend/safaris, etc.

It’s a time to shake up the usual, let go the burden and stress of life as well as allowing our soul time to heal and rejuvenate. So it has to be one of a kind.

Everything that gives best results includes proper prior arrangements and preparations. You can’t just go blindly hoping that things will sort themselves out. You may end up not enjoying your time in the wild.

Nature is full of surprises, both bad and good. The plan may change but it was better to have had a plan anyway. Because it helps to smoothen the surprises .

So what are the basics for such trips?

  • Knowledge about the place you are planning to visit

It’s very important to do a research about the place you are planning to visit. This is irregardless of whether you will have a local guide or not.

The research will help you know what to expect. From the local community and their cultures. You don’t want to find yourself in trouble for offending any of that. Or not being able to mingle well with the locals. To really enjoy some where new, locals offer the best intel.

Research helps you know about the weather patterns and geographical structures. You will know what animals to look for, plants native to that area, and many more.

Ideally, the research gives you a preview of your trip. An angle to ensure that you fully exploit that place.

  • Documents

Ensure to carry with you all the needed documents to avoid any inconveniences.

  • Budgeting

Money is very vital. You have to know how much you need to be able to enjoy your trip. And always carry more than you expect to use. Know how much stuff cost in your area of interest, exchange rate if need be and pricing of different things.

Write down all the activities that will need you to pay for. Research will offer you this information.

  • Map of the area or a GPS and a guide book

Technology has made it easier not to get lost in new places as well as offering directions to various points. So having a GPS device with you is vital.

Map is also very important if you want to explore all the hidden nature treasure. The map will help you find the caves, waterfalls, parks, and many others. Basically, map is your google in the wild.

If you don’t want to miss all the fun spots, carry a map plus a compass with you. These two tools make explorations one amazing adventure.

Guide books helps in a wide variety of tasks. From helping you in understanding the local language, giving you directions to places such as hostels/restaurants/ATMs/public transport/etc. You don’t have to risk be lied to by the ”unwilling” strangers.

It’s an evil world and not everyone will treat you well all the time. It’s good to have some basic knowledge to stay safe.

  • Understand seasons and consider your timings

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Introducing kids to the real wildlife in the wild

Introducing kids to the real wildlife in the wild

Do you have kids? Love interacting with them? Or even baby sit them for your friends, neighbours, family , among others.

Have you ever think about animation and their effect on kids?

Tv shows, movies and any other media contents is mainly animated. Almost everything in the kids world is in animation mode. Kids get an opportunity to be introduced to “animals” from their early age.

They are able to relate to the characters easily and end up having a good connection with animals. This might explain why kids easily connect with their pets.

They treat them with respect, see them as friends and will do anything to protect them. They don’t discriminate , as they will play with pets of other kids. They have a lot of love to share around. Maybe we share learn from them and kill all the hatred we hide inside our dark souls. That end up causing us to be tribalism, racist, terrorists, just to name a few.

I personally love animation with the many years that I have. I love cartoons too and definitely love babies. Still waiting to have some of my own some day.

The animation helps to create characters that helps to bring different behaviors out. There are both good and bad ones. A kid can easily judge an animal from what they see on their animation stuff.

Who doesn’t love the chipmunks? And Alvin and the chipmunks (chippettes) help to elaborate how sweet they are . What about the RIO, the sweet singing stylish macaw (blu). Just to name a few.

They end up knowing animals to be just like others. But get corrupted when they grow older. Sad.

Have you heard the assumption that animals no matter how dangerous they may be rarely hurt kids?

It has been said, filmed or even looked into. And many tend to believe that animals will rarely harm kids when they cross roads.

Maybe its because unlike older people, they don’t panic hence not producing adrenaline that cause us to wanna protect ourselves. By either running away, hitting back at animals or doing anything that will get us out of such situations.

For them, it will be just relating to their characters in real life. So they animals will end up not seeing them as a threat .

Wow! I already missed being a baby.

Start with baby steps

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Spoilt kid

How do you help such kids, 
They have everything they desire,
Get attended to no matter how stupid their demand can be sometimes,
Everything is at there disposal.
They get so absorbed in their arrogant behaviors, 
And somehow forgets the reality of life,
They take everything and everyone for granted,
Hence care less about them.
They don't understand the pain or what it takes,  
For them to have what they have,
They see it as part of their life,
And should be there no matter what.
What happens when the providers are no more, 
No more money to throw around carelessly,
No more servants to boss around,
Time to face it head on on their own.
Who do they blame for their outcome? 
How do they survive the uncomfortable situation?
What will be their next move?

Its very sad to see such kids destroy their own life in front of your eyes. You may have given it few trials to save them from their arrogance. But they keep on ignoring you or worst of all, putting you off. And rudely tell you to your face that it’s their life. So they will live it as they please.

My Everything

She is my everything,
Reason for my existence,
Reason behind my smile and happiness,
She is my world
.
As I waited to enter 2019,
I texted her a sweet message as I could not be able to be with her,
She responded with the sweetest message as usual,
But this time, it's had something extra.
Her message gave a big smile to both my lips and heart,
Each word carried heavy weight with it,
Full of love and happiness,
I could feel her embraces and kisses as I read her response.
Mom, you are the best in the whole world,
Am the luckiest lady to have you as my mom,
You have been my rock, counselor, best friend, simply everything,
And never complained about it ever.
Most things that you wish for me always come to pass,
And the ones that have not yet come to pass,
You keep promising that they will eventually happen,
Love you very much mom,
You are my heartbeat and love of my life.

Oloolua Nature Trail Place is the place to be after a long week at work

Oloolua Nature Place is the place to be after a long week at work.

Especially for those who are still in the city. Those who will not manage to visit family in upcountry due to various reasons. As well as those who love nature and hiking.

Welcome to Oloolua nature trail.
Welcome to Oloolua nature trail.

It’s a place for everyone who loves nature and awesome environment. Located at a very convenient place outside the city and very affordable. Not forgetting the climate inside there. It’s like a very different areas from the rest of Nairobi.

It allows you to enjoy picnic, light hiking, waterfall, camping, team building, among others. You just have to be creative and maximise on what Oloolua offers you.

This nature trail opens as early as 9:00 am, and go ahead to allow you enjoy yourselves till 6:00 pm. For those not camping. FYI, it never closes. It’s open 24/7.

Charges

Daytime visits

Citizens/ students Ksh 200 /= each, Children 100/= each
Residents Ksh 400 / =, Children 200/=
Foreigners Ksh 600 / =, Children 300/=

Evening camping per night

  • Adult Citizens Ksh 2000 /= , Children 1000/= `
  • Groups (10 people) Ksh 5000 /=
  • Residents Ksh 2, 5000 / children 1,500 /=
  • Foreigners Ksh 3,000/=, Children – Ksh 1,500/=
  • Foreigner group (10) Ksh 8,000 /=

The River

The river is the first blessing that welcomes you to this amazing nature trail. You can spend few minutes at the bridge, admiring the water flow or planning how you will undertake you hiking within the trail.

At the bridge
At the bridge

The Nature Trails

The trails.
The trails.

The nature trail have been strategically placed within Oloolua. Hence no need for a tour guide. You can simply follow the trail and manage to cover all the places within this nature trails.

The place is a bit humid hence slippery. And the woods used to mark the trail help in providing support as well.

There are alot of roots and fallen trees. So slipping should not be a worry. There are plenty of structures to support you. From the overgrown huge roots, shrubs, fallen twigs, among others.

The Water Fall

The Water fall
The Water fall

There is a water fall that is very easily accessible. Allowing you to almost get at its exact location. It provdes the best view and a good place to relax by the river side. As you watch birds get busy building their nest on the nearby trees.

Trying to get closer

Most of the biggest trees in this nature trail are found near this river.

Happy to see the water fall

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Wildlife destinations in Africa that you need to check out

Wildlife destinations in Africa you need to check out. It’s holiday season and travelling is one of the things that makes it more merrier.

It’s that time of the year where families come together. Or you get an opportunity to have some quality me time if you prefer your own company. All in all, it’s time to just relax and have some good time.

Beaches and big hotels maybe most preferred by many. Enjoying some vitamin D and sand bathing. What if you still get that vitamin D and get to make awesome memories. This is because Africa is hot, literally hot. Vitamin D from the sun is everywhere every day at least twelve hours.

Africa is still developing, so most of it is still in its raw state. Developments are yet to cover all places. So you will be able to get an insight of how things ran many years ago in its remote places. Simply, Africa is full of surprises and very welcoming to everyone in the world.

That said, what are some of these places can you be able to enjoy all these.

Here we go:

Kenya

Chyulu hills

It hosts the greatest wildlife estate called Maasai Mara National Reserve. Also known as one of the best wildlife destination in the world. The Maasai Mara Reserve is also where the greatest wildebeest migration takes place.

It’s a home to a variety and good number of national parks and reserves. Not forgetting the historical sites, cultural centres, sanctuaries, nature parks, mountains, among others.

Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro

It’s the other half of the greatest wildebeest migration. A home to some of largest herds of wildlife mammals.

For beach lovers, Zanzibar offers you exactly that. And a lot of history to learn from.

Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

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Holiday month

December is here!

A month that has a celebration  univeral to the whole planet.

Christmass,  a holiday celebrated by almost everyone irregardless of their believes. Some just use it to have good time with the families.

Simply what a holiday entails.

To some its time to have a break from the offices that prisons us most of our days. Others its time to go for a safari, sunbath at the beaches, hit roads by doing road trips, go visit our parents, see countrryside and give cities a break, among others.

Its that month to be merry and thankful to have made this far. The 365 days are almost done.

Make December an awesome one and burry all the worries.

Why am I angry?

I still don’t really know why am this angry at her.

It was an eventful day and was happy about it. Unfortunately , on my way home this happened.

I came across a couple fighting. Waiting they were not fighting since the lady was the one receiving the beating. The guy was fighting her ruthlessly, even throwing stuff like broken bottles at her. She was trying her best to apologize but this guy seem not to get any of that.

People had just surrounded them , as if watching tv show. No one tried or showed sign of helping these people out. Claiming that fights between couple should be left to the couples to solve. But hey, this lady’s life was on line here. This guy could end up ending her life while they watched.

I tried to ask one of the guys in the audience to try to hold down the fighting dude since he was the big one. He just snobbed me and told me to enjoy the show just like everyone else. This was bullshit so i went for the extreme measure. I decided to give a call to one of my friends who happens to be in the police department.

At least he seem to care and able to do something. He was very effective because they responded in the shortest time possible. The lady was already bleeding from all the cuts she got from the broken glasses.

Then boom, she almost gave me a heart attack. She requested the police to release his husband, As it was a simple misunderstanding. That things will be okay. What was wrong with her?

The police had no choice but release the guy. And they left.

Guess what!

Just as the police car left and I decided to go home and mind my own business. I had the screamings again. The fight resumed.

Am still very angry when I remember or think about this incidence.

LETS ALL SAY A BIG NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. No person is allowed to cause any kind of abuse to their partners.