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Departing in November, adventure travellers have the opportunity to visit spectacular Maasai Mara in Kenya, track mountain gorillas in Uganda and soak up the Rwandan vibe in Kigali. Lake Naivasha and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve are the Kenyan highlights, while the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the endangered mountain gorillas, completes the wildlife-viewing trio. OTA is leading the twenty-day Kenya to Kigali Adventure from 3rd to 23rd November 2015, beginning in Nairobi, Kenya and finishing in Kigali, Rwanda. The highlights of the trip include experiencing the wildlife of the Maasai Mara and tracking the mountain gorillas. Travelling in a comfortable safari van with pop-up roof fit for photography, game viewing and touring, this is a camping trip accompanied by an experienced English-speaking driver/guide and a cook. The price is US$3750 per person with space for only six people. You are invited to contact Francis and Tracey at OTA via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information and to place your booking. Tom Koerkemeier experienced the tour in 2012 and said: “I felt totally safe and comfortable with Tracey and Francis around. On the other hand there was never the feeling to stay in any kind of tourist-bubble in which you cannot get...
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The crowd gathers at the barrier from around 10am. It’s a mixed bag – foreign tourists, Kenyan families bringing visiting relatives and friends, and several dozen small school children. At 11 o’clock the rope barrier is dropped and everyone enters the Elephant Orphanage. The crowd scuttles past the stables where the baby elephants sleep at night and down a narrow path to pay the entrance fee and continue down to a large clearing with another rope barrier. As the visitors find their place for the best views of the elephant orphans there is a sense of excitement and anticipation. At last everyone is in and suddenly from the bushes in the Nairobi National Park appears the first group of baby elephants. They scamper down to the clearing where massive bottles of milk wait for them. Some of the elephants can hold the bottle with their trunks and feed themselves, while the smaller ones need assistance from the keepers. They guzzle down the milk; those who are feeding themselves throw the first bottle down and nudge the keepers for a second. Cameras are snapping wildly and the school children are a bit nervous and a bit excited all at the same time....
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Many travellers visiting East Africa come to see the Wildebeest Migration, climb a mountain, and relax on the beach. Kenya and Tanzania offer all these experiences and the quintessential safari combines the three experiences across the two countries. But where to start? Planning any holiday is fraught with challenges as you want to make it perfect, so here’s a short guide to help you plan your East African safari. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya is the biggest transport hub for international flights, so the chances are you will arrive there. Therefore it makes sense to start your safari in Kenya. You can take a shower and rest in Nairobi after your long flight or set off immediately to the game reserves. After an international flight, do you really want to transfer onto another flight to Tanzania or spend your first day in Africa driving along a highway from one city to another? Working backwards in planning your trip also gives some clues about the order of the itinerary. The majority of travellers like to finish their safari on the coast where they can spend a few days washing the dust off in the Indian Ocean. Both Kenya and Tanzania...
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Thomson's Fall, Kenya

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In 1883 Joseph Thomson became the first European to reach Thomson’s Falls. He was a Scottish geologist and naturalist who was also the first European to walk between Mombasa and Lake Victoria, which he did in the early 1880s. He named Thomson’s Falls for his father. Long before Joseph Thomson arrived, the central highlands of Kenya was inhabited by the Kikuyu people. Kikuyus are the largest tribe of Kenya making up approximately 23 percent of the country’s population today. They are of Bantu origin (Bantus came from West Africa) and moved in from northern and eastern areas to settle in the Mount Kenya vicinity. The Kikuyus are known in Kenya as business people and good traders. They are pastoralists and prefer to settle an area than live the nomadic herdsman life of their neighbouring Maasai, Samburu and Turkana tribes. Bananas and coffee are the prevalent crops in the region. Living in Kenya’s central highlands means their traditional dress is almost reminiscent of Russia, with square woollen hats made from sheep’s skin. Where the Maasai robe themselves in brightly coloured, lightweight blankets, the Kikuyu have thick sheepskin draped around them. It is very rare these days to see Kikuyu dressing and living...
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The capital of the once mighty Kakatiya Dynasty is a history aficionado’s dream. The city is celebrated for its rich history, superlative fort, numerous places of worship and a royal hall that marks the first piece of Islamic architecture in the region. But a traveler must keep in mind that Warangal as a city does not does not have much to offer to non-history enthusiasts. We planned this trip for quite some time and were well prepared to finally visit the historical city of Warangal. We went via car on the newly opened National Highway 202 that took us to Warangal. It wasn’t fully constructed, so we constantly had to take detours and drive over sand piles – it made our journey much longer. The modern day Warangal is interlocked with 2 other cities known as Hanamkonda and Kazipet, all together collectively known as the tri-cities. The Highway passes through the 3 cities, so before entering Warangal we passed through Kazipet which is a major railway junction. Located right next to it is Hanamkonda a city famous for its places of worship and after a lengthened travel on the troublesome highway we finally reached Warangal. We were pretty surprised that when...
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What’s the right travel insurance plan for you and your trip? The one that gives you the coverage you need and pays your claims, of course. Yet unpaid travel insurance claims are one of the biggest point of contention travelers have about travel insurance. It’s understandable. You buy a plan and expect it to pay out when you run into trouble. The problem is this: most travelers don’t understand what they’re getting and they don’t read the exclusions. So, when they read that their plan has ‘trip cancellation’ they expect that to mean it will cover any trip cancellation. Unfortunately, this is a naive assumption. All insurance plans have exclusions. So, how do you know you’re getting the right travel insurance plan? Here are 4 steps: 1. Decide what travel insurance coverage you need If you don’t have a lot of pre-paid money tied up in your trip and you aren’t worried about cancellation, then you may not need trip cancellation coverage, for example. If you’re traveling outside your health insurance network, be sure to get travel medical coverage. What coverage you need depends entirely on your personal situation, your trip, what you plan to do on that trip, and who...
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Holidaying abroad without getting travel insurance is a big mistake! You never know when a calamity strikes that might lead to a medical emergency or even evacuation. Under such circumstances, travel insurance comes to your rescue. However, with a slew of options available, choosing the right travel insurance has become trickier. It is very important to understand your requirements and budget before shelling out money to purchase a plan only to realize it’s useless. So, here are some tips to help you make the right choice. High Coverage Limit Opt for plans having a coverage limit of at least $ 100,000 to cover high medical expenses if you get fatal injuries or sick. Plans with a coverage limit of $ 20,000 won’t help much in case of serious injuries where medical costs tend to shoot up considerably. Emergency Evacuation What if you break a leg while climbing a mountain or there’s a natural disaster forcing you to evacuate? Plans that cover emergency evacuation prove handy here. Such plans promise to cover expenses up to USD $ 3, 00,000. While buying a plan, double-check if it covers evacuation from the hospital to your country.   Compare policies There are countless websites that allow...
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We're looking into taking our kids on a cultural trip across teh UK for 3 months in the next year or so. Naturally, I want this trip to be enlightenening and informative. We'd like our kids to learn history and culutural from a variety of countries and figured the UK would be the best place to start for our kids to learn about their ancestry. So I've been scouring the internet to find places that we should add on to our list of must see places. One of particular intererst was the Battle of Britain Bunker. My grandfather fought in World War II and sometimes opens up the the kids and myself to discuss what happened. He has hundreds of stories and the children love asking him questions about one of the most tragic wars in history. I feel this would be a great place to add to the list of places to see and the kids will be able to relate, or atleast better understand WWII when their grand father talks about it. It's a good way to learn about history and instill an understanding about war and it's effects to our children. There are so many wonderful and some...
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