How to Have a Way Better Experience when Encountering Wildlife Abroad

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*This is a contributed post. All opinions are the writers own.

The feeling of being able to sit on the edge of a truck and watch the sunset go down over the Serengeti is unlike anything that you will have ever seen before. The problem is that if you have never encountered wildlife before or if you don’t know what to do when you come face to face with some of the most majestic animals in the world then there are things that you can do to try and prepare yourself.

See them In Their Natural Environment

Sure, going to see a snake charmer can be exciting but what happens behind the scenes is not fun. Animals are often kept under high-stress situations and this is not something that you will want to support. It’s important that you both understand and respect the issues that surround the facilities for the animals, so the next time you get offered a selfie with a tiger you know that you need to avoid it if you can. If you want to see animals where they are at their happiest then one way for you to do this would be for you to do it in the wild. For example, the wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular sights out there and you’d be surprised at how easy it is for you to see this up close and personal.
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Money Talks

A lot of countries offer local tours, and you’ll see them around when you travel. If you were to support these instead of the large and corporate tours then you would be putting food on the table for a family of five or even ten. This helps people to avoid going into illegal wildlife trades and even poaching. For this reason, the next time you go and book a tour, you need to make sure that you encourage vital income for the people who live there and it also helps to know how they are working to conserve the habitat of the wildlife you are visiting as well. This will really help you to know that you are doing the right thing.

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Respect the Animals

When you see animals in the wild, you need to make sure that you are not getting so close that you are altering their behaviour in the wild. If you do get too close then this can cause them to become alert and they may even run away. If you are on a safari then turn your phone on silent, respect the animals, and turn off the sound on your camera as well. Animals have an incredible sense of hearing, and the last thing that you want to do is scare them off. You also need to make sure that you keep your voice low and that you take into account the fact that this is their home.

You also need to think about how you are going to approach the animal and you recognise the warning signs that they are giving you if they are not comfortable with you being so close. This will help you to recognise the way that they feel so you can respect it.

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Six Reasons To Visit Kenya

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Kenya has so much to offer the visitor, that it is unsurprising that so many people visit every year. Kenya has it all - wildlife, mountains, sandy beaches, lakes and rivers. Kenya is also a country filled with rich tribal culture. If you’re looking at booking your holiday destination somewhere a little further afield, Kenya is likely to tick the most discerning of travellers boxes.  
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This article aims to highlight in more detail the many reasons why you should consider Kenya as a holiday destination.

There is a huge range of accommodation available in Kenya. You could stay on an exclusive camp whilst on safari or relax in luxury at one of the masai mara hotels and lodges. Much of the accommodation is family friendly and is available to suit all budgets.

Kenya offers the classic safari experience and you’re likely to see most of the wildlife on your bucket list. Big cats in the Masai Mara, giraffes, zebras and wildebeest in the grassy savannah regions are the animals that frequent story books! You may get the opportunity to book a water safari, where you may spot a swimming elephant.

If you choose to visit in July or August you will get the opportunity to see the migration of millions of wildebeest across the Serengeti. A truly spectacular sight.

Mount Kilimanjaro
Kenya is home to part of the largest mountain in Africa, the other part of Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania. It is a dormant volcano standing 5,895 meters above sea level. Every year many people attempt to climb to it’s summit, but at least a third fail. There are parts of Kilimanjaro that are easily accessible and if you explore and climb to one of the observation areas you will be treated to one of the best views you will ever experience.

Most people travel to Kenya solely to go on safari, however, the beaches are also wonderful. Kenya’s shoreline is protected by coral reef teaming with wildlife. Watersports and diving are a favourite pastime. You could consider booking a two centre vacation by going on safari the first week and relaxing on the beach for the second.    

Culture and tradition
Kenya is home to many different cultures stemming from the Mombasa and Kisumu regions. Experiencing the different tribal traditions is culturally enlightening for the young and old. The people of Kenya are friendly and welcoming in the whole.

The weather
As Kenya is located on the equator the weather remains pretty constant year round. There is a short rainy season from March to May, but most of the rainfall is at night. If rainfall is heavy there is the potential for roads and camps to be closed. The temperature remains hot all year round, so pack light coloured, cool and comfortable clothing. Surprisingly you will need to pack warmer clothes for early morning or nightime safaris, as the temperature drops considerably. You will also need warm layers if your are intending on climbing Kilimanjaro.

Kenya is a fantastic destination and you won’t be disappointed with what it has to offer.

Let me know in the comments below your reasons for wanting to visit Kenya and if you have ever been before.

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EyeWearThese Burberry Sunglasses Review

The sun is FINALLY out in England so today's post is going to be a bit of a review about a pair of lovely Burberry sunglasses from EyeWearThese. I've been dying to wear these since Christmas so I'm glad spring has finally sprung, as the saying goes.
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*The sunglasses were sent to me for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own.

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I had a quite a few different styles of Burberry Sunglasses to choose from but I went with the OBE 4240 in Gradient Red With Pink Gradient. They are quite different to what I usually go with because these are see-through and I usually buy very mirrored style sunglasses so this is a nice change and addition to my collection.

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I went with a really interesting style as they have this unique, cool bar across the top and other gold detailing. They are described as being inspired by the 50's and 60's styles with catches of current trends. When I first tried them on I wasn't too sure they suited me but looking back at these photos I definitely feel more positive about them.

They came in this black leather case and this beige Burberry box which also included a cleaning cloth. The case will do a great job of protecting them and the cloth will come in handy a lot when I'm out and about. 
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Blonde girl wearing Burberry Sunglasses outside.
I just want to thank my boyfriend Alex for being my photographer for this post. I think he did a great job and I'll definitely 'hire' him again for more photos in the future.
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  Let me know what you think of these sunglasses in the comments below as well as if you like this style of photography and want to see it more.

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