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SYKE'S MONKEYS AND GIANT LOBELIAS IN MOUNT KENYA

Mount Kenya, standing at 5199 meters above sea level , is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro.It’s an ancient extinct volcano and it contains twelve small glaciers that are receding rapidly due to global warming. 618 more words

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SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS RESERVE.INTO A UNIQUE WILDERNESS

Samburu National Reserve is one of my favourite national parks in Kenya.It’s not as well-known and visited as other national parks but it’s totally worth to visit due to its unique wildlife.It’s a semi-desert reserve located alongside the Ewaso Ngi’ro river.On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Spring National Reserve.The reserve is mainly open savannah with scattered groups of acacia trees, forest and grassland vegetation. 1,096 more words

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SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS BIRD CHECKLIST.FEBRUARY 2016

Somali Ostrich

Black-headed Heron

Sacred Ibis

Hadada Ibis

Black Kite

Secretary Bird

Vulturine Guineafowl

Helmeted Guineafowl

Yellow-necked Spurfowl

Kori Bustard

Spur-winged Lapwing

Black-faced Sandgrouse

Namaqua Dove… 55 more words

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SAIWA NP, FINDING THE RARE SITATUNGA

Saiwa Swamp National Park is the smallest national park in Kenya.While It’s not one of the most famous national parks in Kenya it’s one of the best places in the world where to see the rare Sitatunga and De Brazza Monkey.Birdlife is abundant, with 372 species of birds, being some of its highlights the Lesser Jacana, African Black Duck, Narina Trogons, Collared and Orange-tufted Sunbirds, Yellow Bishop, Hatlaub’s Widowbird and Ross’s Turacos. 673 more words

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KAKAMEGA, AN ENCOUNTER WITH JUNGLE BIRDS

Kakamega Forest Reserve is the last remnant in Kenya of the once extended tropical Guineo-Congolian Forest that was spread in Central Africa.The forest hosts about 400 species of birds, a good variety of monkeys as Colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey, De Brazza Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey and pottos and other interesting wildlife as forest hogs, duikers, aardvarks, bushbucks, porcupines, mongoose and also flying squirrels. 740 more words

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When Life Gives You Flakes

After a delightful childhood in Connecticut, I began my journey north . . . in search of more snow. And a job, of course. Eventually I found my way to western Maine and love followed–for my guy and for the good fortune of snowy winters. 402 more words

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LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.A FLAMINGO HAVEN

Lake Nakuru national park is located on the floor of the Rift Valley at an elevation of 1754 m.The park is home of a variety of habitat, mainly wooded and bushy grassland.Lake Nakuru is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes, pelicans and storks and many other water birds.The shallow and alkaline lake contains an abundance of algae,mainly a blue-green Cyanophyte… 682 more words

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