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Okavango Delta Africa’s natural wonder

Many of the river deltas in the world flow into the ocean or sea, but one of the delta in Okavango River in Botswana forms one on the most unique delta in the world. The feature is formed where the Okavango River reaches the central part of Kalahari desert and spread out filling the basin where it most water evaporates. In 2013, the delta secured a position as one of the seven natural wonders of the Africa.
Until the 20th century, it was unclear how the water level were raising and falling. Yearly it has been approximated that 11,000,000,000,000 litres of water flow into the delta. Most of the water evaporates and transpired by the surrounding plants. The seasonal flooding of Okavango river by the rainwater from Angola highlands flows into the delta making the waters stretch between 150-250kms.However the floods peaks come between June and August making the waters stretch two to three time. This flooding attracts Africa finest wildlife that travel from afar just to enjoy the plenty vegetation and prey.
Averagely, the Okavango delta is 15,000kms with a variation of only 2 metres in height. It’s an amazing home to a variety of wildlife. Seasonally, some of the wildlife follows the rains while others occupy the area year round. The area has less interference from humans and for tourist it is a wildlife haven. Some of the wildlife that may be encountered include: the big 5.variety of antelopes, Wild dogs, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and even monkeys. The Delta is also a sanctuary for over 400 species of birds making this a great destination for bird watchers as well. Some of the birds that may be encountered include the ostrich, African Fish Eagle, Crested Crane, Lilac-Breasted Roller, among many other astounding birds.
Some of the activities include Game drives, Safari walks, Bird watching, Boat cruises, Elephant Back Safari, Horse riding and photography. A journey to the Okavango Delta Africa’s natural wonder – deep into Africa’s untouched interior – is like no other.

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10 Reasons to take a tour to Kenya

10 Reasons to take a tour to Kenya
1. Diverse Cultural Experiences
With over 45 ethnic communities, Kenya is a region with immense culture. This culture come along with different made of dressing, building houses, feeding and even naming. UNESCO has listed Lamu, Fort Jesus and Sacred Kaya forest as cultural sites
2. The Land of the largest Wildlife in the world
The beauty of every safari comes with interaction of the wildlife in their natural inhabitant. It’s common to find many tourists come so close with dangerous animals in the major national parks like Amboseli, Tsavo and Masai Mara. In these parks, on a single day safari it’s possible to meet the Giraffe, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah and even Leopard.
3. The Wildebeest Migration
Today the wildebeest migration is considered as one of the modern wonder of the world. Many people have revisited Kenya just to have the spectacular view of the wildebeest migration.
4. The affordable safaris
Kenyans are wonderful people who know well how to blend in fair price to every wonderful tour visit made by thousand tourists who visit their country. Although the rate slightly fluctuates in different time of the year, many people have been able to enjoy nature at its best with little cost being incurred. Having a Kenyan safari is a memorable experince.

5. Unique Festivals

Every year different festivals are held depending on the region culture. Some of the festivals include bull fighting festivals, Camel racing, Lamu festivals, Maasai initiating festival and many more.

6. The friendly and accommodating Kenyans

Unlike many places where people are racist and ego centric, Kenyans are known for their warm heartedness. They are always willing to assist and live wonderful memories even to stranger.
7. Crystal clear beaches
From the North coast to south coast the Kenyan coastline is a tropical paradise of palm fringed white sand beaches, where the calm blue waters of the Indian Ocean meet beautiful coral reefs. The beauty of the beaches provides a paradise of relaxation.
8. The modern and ancient decorated hotels
With the world class hotels that combine elegance and Africa art, hotels in Kenya are always the second home to many travelers.

9. Opportunity to see over 1000 species of birds

The avifauna of Kenya includes a total of 1132 species. Some include the rare of hornbills, storks, eagles and even herons. Bird watching is an activity that will surely live a memorable image.

10. The home to the origin of evolution of Man

To the many people who believe or disapprove the evolution story a visit to archaeological site is a common activity that everyone considers worthwhile.

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Top 10 Most Amazing birds in Africa

Top 10 Most Amazing birds in Africa
1. The Secretary Bird

The Secretary Bird
The Secretary Bird

The Secretary Bird is instantly recognizable as having an eagle-like body with a hooked bill, but has rounded wings and longer legs. It spends most of its life hunting on ground. It is often considered to grab venomous snakes, fly up and drop them on the rocks

2. Ostrich
Ostrich
Ostrich
The ostrich is unique in its appearance, with a long neck and legs, and can run at up to about 50 km/h. It’s the biggest bird and lays the largest eggs of any living bird. The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with a white tail. Females and young males are grayish-brown and white. The Somali ostrich is only found in Kenya.

3. African Spoonbill
African Spoonbill
African Spoonbill

The African Spoonbill feed in shallow water. It has a spoon like beak that is used to catch food by swinging it from side-to-side in the water.
4. Marabouk Stork
Marabouk StorkIt’s ranked the species with the largest spread wing of any living bird. It can weigh 20 pounds and the wing can spread upto 10 fit. The Marabou Stork is a frequent scavenger, and the naked head and neck are adaptations to this livelihood. The non-feathered head helps the bird to scavenge inside dead animals without getting much dirt
5. Shoebill
ShoebillCommonly found in Uganda. Their large heads, eyes, and captivating shoe like bills help them find food in muddy swamps. Shoebills can grow as tall as five feet, boast a nearly eight-foot wingspan, and weigh up to fifteen pounds.
6. Standard Winged Night Jar
Standard Winged Night JarThe adult male has a weird wing pattern during the mating season, with a broad central flight feather on each wing elongated up to 38 cm. When flying it looks like 3 birds chasing at one another. However in the normal season there is no difference between the male and female. They fly at dusk, mostly at sundown.

7. Africa Fish Eagle

Africa fish eagleArguably, Africa fish eagle is the swiftest bird in the continent. It has the ability to attack the slippery fish from water. The fish eagle uses its rear talons to pull fish from the water
8. Kori Bustard
Kori BustardThis is a beautiful bird that is easily found in open grasslands of Southern and Eastern Africa. They spend 70% of their time looking for food on the ground.
9. Black Heron
Black HeronThe Black Heron has a very rare hunting formula named the canopy feeding. In this mode of feeding the bird uses its wings like an umbrella and creates a shade that attracts fish. The birds are majorly found in Madagascar and south of Sahara desert.
10. Sugarbird
sugar birdThe sugar bird is one of bird species with the longest tail. Its easily found in South Africa and Zimbabwe.