Travel & News – July 2017 Newsletter

Hello,

We are now squarely in the 2nd half of the year, how time flies! One should now be thinking of where you want to be during the December holidays Kenyans are very slowly turning to early planners.. In this issue we take the opportunity to say thank you and goodbye to our colleague Samson, he has left us to pursue personal business interests. We are very grateful for the time we have had him and wish him every success…

I wish you a fabulous month of July!!!

dolphins

Dolphins are mammals known for their friendliness. There are over 40 species of dolphins, the most common being the Bottlenose dolphin. Dolphins are found all across the world and are close relatives of whales. Dolphins are highly intelligent marine mammals and are part of the family of toothed whales that includes orcas and pilot whales. Dolphins live in saltwater but they can also live in freshwater locations. Only a handful of the species though are known to thrive in freshwater regions. They tend to stick to the shallow areas of the water found along the continental shelves.

Facts about Dolphins

  • They are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid.
  • Dolphin coloration varies, but they are generally gray in color with darker backs than the rest of their bodies.
  • Dolphins are well known for their agility and playful behavior, making them a favorite of wildlife watchers.
  • Dolphins live in social groups of five to several hundred.
  • They use echolocation to find prey and often hunt together by surrounding a school of fish, trapping them and taking turns swimming through the school and catching fish.
  • Dolphins gestate between 9 – 17 months depending on the species When it is time to give birth, the female will distance herself from the pod, often going near the surface of the water.
  • The calf will nurse from 11 months to 2 years, and after it is done nursing it will still stay with its mother until it is between 3 and 8 years old.
  • Dolphins have 2 stomachs one is used for storage of food and the other is used for digestion.
  • Dolphins are known to be great divers. Being creatures of the sea, they can dive up to 1,000 feet underwater.
  • Even though the average lifespan of dolphins is about 17 years, some can even live up to 50 years!

Our Bucket List Item

bungee

Bungee Jumping is an extreme sport in which people jump from higher ground such as a bridge with an elastic rope tied to their ankles to stop them from hitting the ground. The rope is designed to stretch, not break. When the rope has stretched all the way, the jumper bounces back up. When jumping they wear safety equipment like helmets and a harness. Read more…

Where To Go Next?…

Event Name : Story Moja Festival 2017
Venue : Nairobi.
Start Date :Wednesday 27-Sep-2017
End Date :Sunday, 1-Oct-2017

Event Name : Kilimani Street Festival
Venue : Kilimani
Start Date : Saturday, 29-Jul-2017
End Date :Saturday, 29-Jul-2017

Event Name :Delhi Book Fair 2017
Venue :Delhi
Start Date :Saturday, 26-Aug-2017
End Date :Sunday, 03-Sep-2017

Event Name :Burning Man 2017
Venue :Black rock city
Start Date :Sunday, 27-Aug-2017
End Date :Monday, 04-Sep-2017

The Wildebeest Migration

It is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events – every year over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in two different countries and making time for birthing, courting and mating on the way.

Start Date : July 2017
End Date : September 2017

Venue Name :The President Cup 2017
Venue :Muirfield Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio, USA
Start Date :Tuesday, 26-Sep-2017
End Date :Sunday, 01-Oct-2017

Event Name :Mararal Derby
Venue : Mararal
Start Date : Saturday, 26-Aug-2017
End Date : Monday, 28-Aug-2017

Did You Know?..

Singapore Changi airport has been named world best airport for 5 consecutive years by skytrax? has beautiful nature walk trails.? All 3 terminals have amazing flower gardens…

World travel fact…

Honolulu is the only place in the U.S. that has a royal palace.

Travel tip – Don’t be afraid to use map

Looking like a tourist isn’t as bad as getting really lost and ending up in the wrong neighborhood.

Madaraka Express!!!

SGR Kenya NairobiIf you have not been on the new SGR train then you need to put it on your Bucketlist! I travelled on the train on June 3rd which was its 3rd day of commercial operations and I must say it was a proudly Kenyan moment for us. Of course the 9am departure was too early for someone coming from holiday and especially from the South coast. We had to pack the night before as we had to wake up by 445am to be ready for a 5:30am departure, with a ferry crossing one needed enough time just in case…

SGR Kenya SunsetThe train station is very far from central Mombasa and one of the nightmares to the station is the terrible traffic on that road. We had to use a back rough route to avoid the traffic. All the same we arrived the station at 8am which left us with a good 45 minutes before check in closes. Allow me to back track, we had been told 2 days earlier that train tickets had to be bought cash and only at the station. So we had to send at mainland Mombasa to go and buy the tickets ahead of time. This has since changed as you can now buy the tickets via mpesa. Read more…

SGR at Mtito

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