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Until the mid ’50s, researchers believed that giraffes didn’t sleep at all,We now know this isn’t true, but the tall mammals are one of the most sleepless animals on Earth.  giraffes have the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal, sleeping an average of just 30 minutes per day. And when they do sleep, usually it's just for a few minutes; How do giraffes sleep? Despite their cumbersome height, giraffes can settle down on the ground when they need to catch some rest. The long-legged...
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When planning a safari in Kenya, a traveler has a choice of many package tours suited to a variety of interests and vacation budgets. The lowest priced safaris include only a few days in one or two of Kenya's game reserves. These start around $5000 plus air fare for a ten day safari. The price goes up for longer safaris, taking in more game parks. Safaris vary in price according to the types of accommodations used. Some feature only game lodges and hotels while others include a few days in tent...
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There are a few pieces of evidence that points to the continent of Africa being the origins of humans and human ancestors. In the 1920s, Raymond Dart, a paleontologist from South Africa, discovered the remains of a creature that walked upright on two legs and had an enlarged (though by today's standards, tiny) brain, and thus was considered to be a human ancestor along the hominid line, called by Dart an Australopithecus, or southern ape. More of these Australopithecus and creatures like them...
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The country of Tanzania is an adventurer's paradise. From safaris to mountain climbing and beyond, the great outdoors of Africa beckon. To those with a hardy spirit, this is the trip of a lifetime. Following are five things not to miss when visiting this country. 1. Mount Kilimanjaro Often referred to as the roof of Africa, this mountain reaches an elevation of 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) and is the highest point on the continent. One of the coveted seven summits, it is arguably the easiest to...
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Well! So you have been asking yourself if there are any Similarities or Differences between a Cheetah and a Leopard. Most people often get confused between a leopard and a cheetah. But actually, they are very different species in this article we are going to explain the differences Between Cheetah Vs Leopard. Generally, cheetah and leopard are different animals and not the same. They are being differentiated with the help of a pattern of spots present in the skin of the animals and also based...
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Before you travel to a different country, it's important to prepare beforehand. There are lots and lots of things you can and should do in order to make your trip especially enjoyable. The following items will get you started. Cross each one off your "to-do" list before you depart your homeland, I promise things will go much smoother for you once you arrive on foreign turf. 1. Have the address of your hotel/hostel/lodging written down in the native tongue. This will prove immensely beneficial...
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Growing up, my family would take a trip every summer for a week. We only traveled within the US, so there were many places that we visited. I remember those summers as if they were yesterday. Based on all of the trips that we have taken, I have compiled a list of the top five vacation spots based on activities and affordability. 1. Orlando, Florida. Disneyworld is my absolute favorite place to go. I've been there three times. There are a number of theme parks to visit: Magic Kingdom is geared...
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The Maasai people of East Africa live on the Serengeti Plain near Kenya and Tanzania. They are a population of approximately 500,000. The Maasai are a very unique society with a rich history steeped in culture and tradition. Today this fascinating people struggle to sustain their way of life through constant external influences and pressures of the changing world around them. The Maasai are pastoralists. Their livelihood depends upon the herding of cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys. They are a...
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Filling out an arrival card into China fully and without blanks is crucial to entering the nation without any questions from border officers. Having entered this Asian country over 10 times in the past five years, I have mastered how to fill out this information required by the arrival card. So have a look below at the information you will need to know for this form and you'll be entering China with ease. 1. Personal Information: you are going to be asked to write down your family name, given...
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African Safaris are a great way to disconnect from stressful city life, away from work and responsibilities! This year you’ve decided to make it happen: you’re taking your suitcase, a pair of sunglasses and binoculars to explore some of Africa’s best game spotting destinations! GREAT IDEA! Believe me you have made the right choice! If you’re looking for unforgettable and unique moments, relaxing and enriching experiences…just go for it! 1. What are you looking for? What is it that you are truly...