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Travel through Kenya, the heart of Africa

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Travel through Kenya, the heart of Africa

Kilabitu SafarisThere are many films and stories of adventurers that have left us something negative about safaris: upper class men who escape for a few weeks to Africa to get rid of one of the “five kings” of the savannah, little care for the environment or lack of respect for local communities. Well, in a few years now, these experiences have radically changed. An example is this safari through Kenya , organized by the company Kilakitu Safaris, which has become one of the best ways to get to know this mythical country and which, in addition, has a series of advantages for the local population that we are commenting on.

Benefits of sustainable safarisAs long as they are developed in a sustainable way, the organization of safaris helps to sustain the local economy thanks to the development of the hotel and hospitality industry and the creation of jobs for guides and naturalists. In addition, as with Kilakitu Safaris, visitors are also invited to contribute to the community with volunteer work.

From an environmental point of view , the fact that every day there are more protected areas to organize safaris, although it seems the typical intrusion of the “Westerners” in virgin lands, does nothing but protect the fauna and flora of those places . Countries like Kenya, with an important source of income from nature tourism, protect the reserves and this prevents, for example, the disappearance of many species.

Finally, as we said at the beginning, the concept of safari has radically changed and the hunting experience is not sought . Quite the contrary: it is about allowing people from other latitudes to see how mastodons of the animal world such as giraffes, elephants, hippos, crocodiles or rhinos live, all of them settlers in different parts of Kenya.

Having laid the foundations of the meaning of our article, let’s see below some experiences to know the animal kingdom of Kenya, its human populations and the vast and magical landscapes.

Experiences and safaris in Kenya

First of all, say that the Kilakitu Safaris company organizes the experiences at different times of the year and for various periods: from 2/3 days to more than two weeks. So it can be adapted to most visitors.

Two-week safari to see much of Kenya’s wildlife

We begin with a long experience, of almost two weeks for the most ambitious who want to travel part of the Kenyan savanna and mountains calmly and thus be able to enjoy a lot of fauna and flora.

In order to enjoy this natural spectacle, there are essential places to visit and where numerous African wild species are concentrated, such as buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, ostriches and all kinds of antelopes. Some of those places are:

Sanburu National Park

Sanburu National Park . It is in the center of the country, about 300 kilometers north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It is a park where the savannah and the scrubland reign. That allows many species to congregate in large numbers, as well as their predators. An ideal place to spot elephants, zebras, giraffes, herds of lionesses and different species of monkeys.

Flamingos Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park . For those who prefer aquatic fauna, this park is quite an experience. Located northwest of Nairobi in what is known as the Great Rift Valley, hundreds of thousands of flamingos, hippos, rhinos, baboons or great buffalo are concentrated in and around this lake.

Safari in the Masai Mara region

Masai women

The Maasai tribe is legendary. Of slender stature and great height, they can travel great distances because they developed as hunters in the savannah. Now they are more dedicated to herding , but they have not abandoned their most ancient traditions.

Thus, a safari through the western region of the Masai Mara, on the border with Tanzania, can be a great opportunity to meet the most legendary tribe on the continent and exchange experiences with Maasai women .

In addition, in this territory there are also large populations of lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhinos.

Safari plus holidays on the Kenyan coast

Kenya’s attractions are not only concentrated in the interior. Every day more travelers choose to approach the Indian coast of this African country to enjoy a good vacation after having done a safari in the interior.

Beaches of Diani Kenya

As for the most popular destinations on the Kenyan coast, highlight the beaches and tourist resorts of Diani , about 20 kilometers south of Mombasa. Although they are not yet well known in the West, they have nothing to envy to other coasts of the world, to which must be added the natural wealth of the interior of the country, which can be reached in a few hours by car.

Safari and volunteering

We have already mentioned that safaris can be mixed with knowledge of populations such as the Maasai. This is important because the experience goes beyond the tourist circuit and delves into the knowledge of the local culture.

But, for those who still want to go further, taking a safari can also be an opportunity to do some volunteer activities in the different communities of the country. In the case of the Kilakitu Safaris travel agency, for the moment, they invite you to join the working groups that take place in the towns of Njiru and Kamulu , both near the capital Nairobi.

The idea is to combine the tourist getaway with some evenings of collaboration in all kinds of educational and cultural activities with local people. An opportunity to lend a hand and learn about the day-to-day life of Kenyans.

Safaris Express in Kenya

Obviously if you are residing a day trip from Kenya, it is difficult to enjoy such a short safari. However, if you opt for a beach vacation or a visit to a nearby country like Tanzania, among the activities to do, you can do a weekend safari to specific places. Some of them can be:

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Sheet Metal Brake Bending

brake is a metalworking machine that allows the bending of sheet metal brake. The cornice brake allows only simple bends and folds, while the box and panorama brake also allows box and panorama shapes to be shaped. It is also known as a bender or brake bender and in the UK as a sheet metal bender or simply as a press brake.


Description


The brake consists of a flat surface on which the material is laid and a clamping bar that lowers and firmly holds the material during bending. This clamping action can be manual, automatic or pedal operated. The machine’s gate-like faceplate is hinged and can be lifted, causing the material, laid out on a straight edge, to flex to follow the slab.


Bends can be at any angle up to a practical limit of about 120 degrees, slightly more in the case of a press brake. If the fold is narrow enough, you can make a tighter fold (eg for a hem) by inserting the fold under the clamp bar and lowering it.


Box and plate brake


In a box brake (also known as a pin brake [1]), the retaining bar includes several removable blocks that can be removed and repositioned to allow bending of limited areas of a sheet metal part or parts already in use. , partially formed pieces.
Once bent, the shape of the box or tray is completed using screws, welding, rivets, or other metal fastening process.


Bar folder


This is a simplified brake, usually much smaller than eaves or box and plate brakes. As a rule, one handle clamps the workpiece and bends it in one motion, but the depth is often much less than a shoulder or a box brake can handle.


brake press


This is a more complex tool that forms predetermined curves by clamping the workpiece between the appropriate punch and die.


dimensions


Brakes come in sizes suitable for lightweight aluminum or brass for small boxes, and manual to industrial size, balanced hydraulic or manual machines suitable for large steel sheets.

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Everyone came into the Wizarding World through the Harry Potter movies, which introduced us to a gifted 11-year-old, his friends Ron and Hermione, and their hallowed school of magic, Hogwarts. Watching the Harry Potter movies in order, seeing the story unfold chronologically in universe, used to be as easy as finding the one where Daniel Radcliffe looks youngest and starting from there.

But the series has expanded now with the Fantastic Beasts movies, set some 70 years before The Sorcerer’s Stone. So to watch the Harry Potter movies in order, your journey now begins with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set in 1926 and starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scarmander. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set in 1927. The third Fantastic Beasts intends to release July 2022, with two more movies to close out the Scarmander and Grindelwald saga.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (2018)

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HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001)

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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005)

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