It’s Earth Day 2021

It’s Earth Day 2021

Conservation, History, Holiday
In the midst of a global pandemic, this year’s Earth Day reminds us of our collective responsibility to the environment and to our planet. And while climate change continues to pose a major threat to livelihoods, the devastation caused by the COVID-19 virus is a humbling reminder of humanity’s vulnerabilityThe theme for 2021 is  "Restore Our Earth" and focuses on restoring the world’s ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.When it comes to travel, we need to start looking more closely at the ways we can minimize negative impacts and harm to the planet by adopting an eco-conscious mindset.Earth Day is an annual holiday observed on April 22, which was first invented and put into practice back in 1970 by John McConnell, a peace activist and environmentalist.…
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Book of The Month: Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails

Book of The Month: Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails

Conservation, Excursion, Game drive, History, Holiday, Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Samburu, Wildlife Safari
It was a wild sight; the ring of spearmen, intent, silent, bent on blood, and in the centre, the great man-killing beast, his thunderous wrath growing ever more dangerous. At last the tense ring was complete, and the spearmen rose and closed in. The lion looked quickly from side to side, saw where the line was thinnest, and charged at his topmost speed. The crowded moment began. With shields held steady, and quivering spears poised, the men in front braced themselves for the rush and the shock; and from either hand the warriors sprang forward to take their foe in flank. Bounding ahead of his fellows; the leader reached throwing distance, the long spear flickered and plunged; as the lion felt the wound he half turned, and then flung himself…
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Join Us in Marking Earth Hour 2021

Join Us in Marking Earth Hour 2021

Conservation, History
This Saturday the whole world will go dark at 8:30 p.m. local time.The darkness is part of a worldwide movement known as Earth Hour that has been steadily picking up momentum since being launched in Sydney 14 years ago. The Earth Hour event primarily involves switching off electricity for one hour.The focus of Earth Hour 2021 is "Climate Change to Save Earth" a message that aims to raise awareness on the reality of climate change, how it affects all of us, and how can unite together to fight it.By some accounts, Earth Hour has become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people around the globe to take action to help save our planet and nature.Safari Sense joins industry peers and partners who recognize the significant impact travel…
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6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

Excursion, History, Holiday
Kenya is a crossroad where peoples and cultures from Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia have been meeting for hundreds of years. As a result we’re enriched with cultural and ethnic diversity, and unique and dynamic cultural traditions. We’re a country of great changes, instigated mainly by ourselves but also through influences from other continents. The Kenyan culture embodies our philosophy, worldview, behavior patterns, arts, and institutions. With a population of over 40 million people drawn from at least forty-two different ethnic groups, a number of “Asian” communities, remnants of European “settlers,” and more recent expatriate communities, we’re indeed a mosaic of cultural and racial diversity. Our geographical endowments extend from the tropical Indian Ocean coast through temperate highlands and forests to the semiarid deserts of the north. Christianity,…
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Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

City Tour, Excursion, History
Hot dry monsoon winds catch the boat’s sail as our captain’s gaze across the Indian Ocean turns glossy. The ocean simmers and ripples in bright orange as it reflects the late evening sun. He squints his eye in a thoughtful mood, searching deep into his memories.He’s narrating to us one of the most important, controversial, hotly contested and silently dealt with topics 
in African history, the East African slave trade.We’re on a traditional Arab dhow, having just left Shimoni caves on an excursion to Wasini Island for snorkeling and sight seeing. Close to the border of Tanzania, you can sail 
to it from Diani Beach or Shimoni , or like Omani Arabs, to the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. But who were the Omani? What’s the Portuguese connection to the East…
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