Three Interesting Elephant Facts You May Not Know!

elephant-402517_640 Size African elephants are the larger of the two species. They grow 8.2 to 13 feet (2.5 to 4 meters) from shoulder to toe and weigh 5,000 to 14,000 lbs. (2,268 to 6,350 kilograms), according to the National Geographic. Asian elephants can grow up to 6.6 to 9.8 feet (2 to 3 m) from shoulder to toe and weigh up to 2.25 to 5.5 tons (2,041 to 4,990 kg). Habitat African elephants live in sub-Saharan Africa, the rain forests of Central and West Africa and the Sahel desert in Mali. Asian elephants live in Nepal, India and Southeast Asia in scrub forests and rain forests. Diet Elephants eat grasses, roots, fruit and bark. They use their tusks to pull the bark from trees and dig roots out of the ground. An elephant has an...

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Hiking Whilst on a Safari

south-africa-1352237_1280 There are a few sports, if you can call them that, that have always fascinated intrigued many people. Those sports are hiking and climbing. Many have never quite understood how to try them, how to learn them or just if they would appea. Instead of normal travel destinations these holidays demand very specific locations. Instead of looking for amazing cultural locations you’re looking for the highest peaks, instead of looking at sandy beaches you’re looking at the most dangerous cliff faces to test yourself. Instead of the relaxation and tans of the typical holiday; you’re looking for the cold, the heights and the challenge. Climbing and hiking, it seems, are not so much sports but more ways of life; changing our clothes, our ambitions and even our holidays.
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African Safari – Zambia

zambia-94526_1280 An African safari is a life altering experience. Many countries are dependent on tourism as their biggest industry and so a great amount of care is being taken to preserve the continents amazing wildlife. One country that has remained under the radar, yet offers a safari experience like no other is Zambia. Zambia is most famous for its stunning Victoria Falls; however with almost 30% of the country protected as National Parks, the huge National Parks across the country offer an authentic glimpse into wild Africa. You will never find Zambia to be among the most popular destination for an African Safari; however any person in the know will tell you that it is the place where safari connoisseurs flock to. Zambia has permanent rivers running through its lands, the...

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Saving For A Safari Trip

safari-1029079_1280 Safari trips are a great idea, but they’re extremely expensive. Firstly you need to do your homework and work out how much you need to save. Speak to travel agents to get an estimate. The country or countries you plan to visit will ultimately decide the cost. Once you know how much you need, save £1000 pound more than the actual amount, just to be safe. You’ll need to create a plan of how much money you need to save by when. You may need to cut down costs on commuting to work, food and bills in the meantime. It will all be worth it in the end!
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Detour – Lakes of China

sunset-1000886_1280 You all know that I love a detour. I also love lakes. So I decided to visit the Asian continent. There are so many wonders to see in the land of China, but I think some of the most beautiful have to be the lakes, here are just a couple: 1. Yamdrok Lake (A Pearl from the sky) – was formed from the melted snow of the nearby mountains. It is said to be the female guardian of Buddhism in Tibet. Located 105km to the southwest of Lhasa. Yamdrok-Tso Lake is 130km long from east to west and 70km wide from north to south with a total perimeter of 250km and the surface area of 638 square km, average depth of 20-40 meters
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