The new baby arrives into familyinafrica, Toyota Colorado silver.

So we’ve picked up a well looked after vehicle, one owner and full service history, 2002 Toyota Colorado/Prado D4D engine with rear diff locks. Nice

She’s new to the family and looking forward to some sort of TREK. Perhaps another return leg!

Lily is set to name the car, so we should know soon!

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Understanding the Zika Virus Epidemic for Travellers

Understanding the Zika Virus:

Here’s an incredible simple Mind Map I’ve constructed for you the traveller to help you understand more about the mysterious ZIKA Virus which originated from our own African Uganda in 1947, from another monkey which they found in the Zika forest. Download it for free and study it. The epidemic is spreading and so far we not sure why exactly, esp. with their being no virus mutations seen at this stage. Hopefully it stays like this. The Aedes genus mosquito is the exclusive transmitter. They operate at higher temperatures and cannot breed at low temperatures.

The mind map features subject matter titles like who’s at risk, transmissions, symptoms, diagnostic and the corner stone that is “Prevention NB”. I cannot highlight this point enough. If you pregnant or thinking about it, stay away!

If you partners are visiting epidemic areas, please take adequate precautions on their return using e.g. condoms. Be vigilant and on the look out for symptoms and signs of infections.

Preparation is key when visiting mosquito infested areas, take it from someone who’s driven all over the African Continent; be super vigilant as these little critters pack a huge punch so never under estimate any type of mosquito infection or areas they reside in. No preparation is going to end badly. Be alert, all the time when you within epidemic or endemic areas!

Enjoy the Mind Map.

Dr Nic

The Zika Epidemic

The Zika Epidemic

 

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Dinokeng Safari Game Reserve; low maintenance farm with Lodge/Business Rights for sale.

http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/113852084/small-farm-within-safari-game-reserve-pretoria-south-africa.html

A very unique opportunity to purchase a small affordable farm within the Dinokeng Safari Reserve just NE of Pretoria (capital South Africa); low maintenance farm recently granted official Lodge/Business Rights. The reserve is the closest National Reserve to Johannesburg OT International Airport.
The property comes with 2 small rondavels (recently re-thatched), a strong storage room and a very large warehouse 390m2 which can be used as storage, business or Lodge/House development opportunity. I have more photo’s which I can send you.

Let me know if you are interested or know of someone who may be?

thanks

nic

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A kids Big 5 animal foot print tracker for when on safari in Africa

So kids and interested adventure people in or looking to visit Africa, if you ever wanted better clarity on the tracks that the big 5 leave in the dirt as well as the confusing tracks made by hyenas and cheetah’s, you have to look no further. Look at this simple education animal foot tracker Mind Map I made for my daughter, Lily. The Mind Map was inspired by the book, One Trillion Stories For Kids – http://www.onetrillionstories.com for kids

It features lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant and hyena and cheetah foot tracks. Naturally the prints of the hyena and cheetah are not of the big 5, but we see them a lot and they can create some confusion.

The difference between the leopard and cheetah is the retractable claws that the leopards and jaguars have so you can differentiate them easily! Enjoy.

Kids African foot print tracker

Kids African foot print tracker

 

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Mpumalanga Kruger National Park & Panorama Route Road eMap downloads supporting Wildlife Conservation. See Shop2day!

Source: Mpumalanga Kruger National Park & Panorama Route Road eMap    – Shop2day

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ROAD eMaps Archives – Shop2day

Doing our bit with eMaps downloads for Southern African Wildlife Conservation: Source: ROAD eMaps Archives – Shop2day

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Our Overland Breadcrumb Trail – Kenya

Overland Vehicle and Tourist support regarding entering & leaving Kenya:

Contacts:

  • We recommend this Kenyan Agents:
    • Mr Steve Lenayapa
  • He delivers a good service around arranging tourist activities across Kenya. Steve has spent many years in the US and locally within the tourist industry and therefore is a Tourist asset.
  • Steve Lenayapa
    • Malabo Resort, Tours and Travels
    • +254 (724) 705 800 or +254 (725) 502 365
    • Email: resortmalabo@yahoo.com
    • O.Box 3936, 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Steve works out of Nairobi and arranges activities ranging from:
    • Tours
    • Safari
    • Accommodation
    • Fishing trips
    • Money exchange
    • And much more

Things to Know, Have, Need to do:

Currency: (2013)

  • $1 gets you approx. 85KS Kenyan Shillings

Visas and Carnets:

  • Carnets: Chris at Jungle Junction for details
  • Passports: Go to Nyayo House Immigration in Central Nairobi (GPSS1 17.222 E36 49.117). Go to the Aliens Immigration dept – entrance on the left hand side of the building.  Go straight to Room 14 – situated in the corridor to your right hand side when you enter to big hall.
Chalbi Desert

Chalbi Desert

Chablis Desert, not desert

Chablis Desert, not desert

Driving near Turkana, beautiful

Driving near Turkana, beautiful

Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana

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Fossil Forest, Sibioli Park!

Fossil Forest, Sibioli Park!

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Pushing through water, Sibioli

Pushing through water, Sibioli

Turkana bush Camp

Turkana bush Camp

South Horr, south Turkana

South Horr, south Turkana

Samburu

Samburu

View Larsen's Camp

View Larsen’s Camp

Great Stop, Jungle Junction in Nairobi

Great Stop, Jungle Junction in Nairobi

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