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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

View of Sigiriya - Pic by Amar from Gap Year Escape

What are the reasons you must visit Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise island in the Indian Ocean that is littered with romantic hideaways, palm tree lined beaches and glistening blue-green waters. Here are just 10 of the top reasons why you should visit this beautiful island as soon as you can. Food … Read more Top 10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

Pench Jungle Camp : A night in the forest

The tent at the edge of the Pench Jungle Camp property in India - Pic by TheWingedFork

Tigers! The majesty, the magnificence, the sheer presence of wild nature. One of the reasons people from across the world visit India. And the reason so many of us visit National Parks. The last time we saw tigers was at Ranthambore National Park in February. So this May we went to Pench National Park in … Read more Pench Jungle Camp : A night in the forest

Pench Tiger Reserve, India : Jungle Book Land

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They say a love of nature and wildlife can make you do strange things. 😉 So there we were at Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India the middle of summer. Crazy temperatures at 45 degrees and dry heat! It was unbearably hot but thankfully there was a thunderstorm that cooled down the place a … Read more Pench Tiger Reserve, India : Jungle Book Land

Ranthambore National Park Tiger Safari

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So excited to be going on our first Tiger safari! We all were. We knew that chances were slim since many people after going on numerous Safaris fail to see tigers. This Indian National animal has proven to be quite elusive to see, and tourists spend hours on safaris just hoping for a glimpse of … Read more Ranthambore National Park Tiger Safari

Mamba! Crocodiles at Haller Park, Mombasa, Kenya

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I wanted to see Owen and Mzee at Haller Park when I visited this nature park in Mombasa, Kenya last month, but they weren’t on display. I did get to see a lot of animals in this national park, including fish, snakes, antelopes, hippos, monkeys, birds and Mamba! That’s Swahili for crocodile, and they are one … Read more Mamba! Crocodiles at Haller Park, Mombasa, Kenya

Fucking Fantastic! Watching Lions mate in Maasai Mara

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Sis told me to make time to see lions mate the next time I get to Kenya. I told her I’ve already seen lions mate a few times, in Amboseli and Masaai Mara. So after a few expletives from her about what was wrong with me for not blogging about it, she finally mollified me into writing this … Read more Fucking Fantastic! Watching Lions mate in Maasai Mara

Nairobi: See David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

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God’s resting place – Kenya As soon as the plane landed in Nairobi, I knew that I had made the right decision visiting that amazing country. Kenya or Kiinyaa, Kirinyaga and Kirenyaa means “God’s resting place” in Kamba, Kikuyu and Embu. And Nairobi is taken from the Masai phrase ‘Enkare Nairobi’ which means ‘place of … Read more Nairobi: See David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

My top ten favorite parks in Kenya

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There is so much beauty in Kenya. One has to see for oneself. I’m lucky, I’ve had the chance to visit Kenya a few times, and I always come away amazed at the astonishing beauty that Kenya is. Kenya is a land of diverse and varied landscapes, the purest air and the most amazing wildlife. If you’re … Read more My top ten favorite parks in Kenya

Chandoli National Park with Jungle Lore

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A much deserved break in the Indian rains at Chandoli National Park “There’s a long weekend coming up. Let’s do a short trip together”, says my friend and boss. Happy me starts dreaming of exotic locations that I cannot afford. Of course smart boss-friend is also on a budget like me and decides that an … Read more Chandoli National Park with Jungle Lore

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