Bird Safaris: Timbavati's Most Desired Plumage

Written by Gregory Hudson


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Promising areas includerepparttar various bird hides designed specifically for birding and especiallyrepparttar 141759 picnic sites inrepparttar 141760 area that attracts birds for obvious reasons.

Tips To Point You In The Right Direction

The Kori Bustard is strictly terrestrial and prefers wooded grassland areas and dry savannas; its feeding time is inrepparttar 141761 early mornings making itrepparttar 141762 best time to see one.

The Martial eagle isrepparttar 141763 largest ofrepparttar 141764 African eagles and is found throughoutrepparttar 141765 African savanna, in any type of terrain from mountains to flat plains,repparttar 141766 edge of deserts to wooded country. This bird has been known to take down whole impala.

The Saddle-billed Stork can normally found near rivers. Look for their large stick nests inrepparttar 141767 tops of tall trees.

The Lappet-faced Vulture also resides in stick nests located atrepparttar 141768 top of short trees. They prefer open, arid habitats. They can be found fighting over bones nearrepparttar 141769 site of a kill.

The Ground Hornbill prefers steppes and savannas with fairly low grass growth, which makes their search for food easier. They have very large territories of about 100 sq. kilometers.

The Pelís Fishing Owl isrepparttar 141770 rarest sighting of all because of its nocturnal habits and restriction to large watercourses. A good time to catch this one is duringrepparttar 141771 night, preferably on a night drive. As you know, they are fishing owls so near water isrepparttar 141772 best place to start looking.

The birds mentioned above are easy to identify but are by no meansrepparttar 141773 least ofrepparttar 141774 birds you will encounter inrepparttar 141775 Timbavati Game Reserve. More than 500 hundred species offerrepparttar 141776 discerning eye of an ornithologist and a layman alike. Enjoyrepparttar 141777 sights and sounds of a Birding Safari in Timbavati. Itís worth coming here just forrepparttar 141778 birdlife.

Umlani Bush Camp offers open-air accommodation located in the Timbavati Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park.


Looking for a Cruise for the Kids? Here is Your Plan for an Enjoyable Vacation!

Written by Paul Bechel


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Many cruises also offer dining options that serve up mega, buffet-style dining in a very casual atmosphere. Here,repparttar kids can sample from a variety of items they tend to enjoy whilerepparttar 141695 adults can usually find hot or cold entrees that also please their pallet.

Stay Casual With Kids If you are a family that enjoys traveling on luxury cruises, then you are already aware that those cruise options are sometimes not as casual as young kids often want to be. An important point to consider if you are looking for your first cruise is how your kids react to wearing less casual clothes.

Most cruises are casual, but often evenrepparttar 141696 casual cruise can have one or two formal nights. Of course, you always haverepparttar 141697 option to skiprepparttar 141698 formal nights, but if your kids enjoy that type of thing, it may be fun for everyone to dress up once for a more 'formal' dinner.

However, if you kids are like mine,repparttar 141699 more basicrepparttar 141700 dress,repparttar 141701 better. In fact, most cruises are intended to be casual so letrepparttar 141702 kids have fun with their clothes. Here are a few tips to ensure that you haverepparttar 141703 right attire. First, knowrepparttar 141704 dress code forrepparttar 141705 cruise and cruise line that you will be taking. Usually a simple wardrobe will suffice. For example, on a warm climate cruise, casual collared shirts and khaki shorts will do fine. The kids can hang out in swim suits and tee shirts aroundrepparttar 141706 pool but they will need something in addition to this for eating and gaming. Don't forget aboutrepparttar 141707 evenings, however, as any warm climate cruise may still have cool evenings onrepparttar 141708 ocean. In this case, one light jacket or sweater for each family member would suffice.

If you are taking a cruise in a colder climate you will obviously need a different type of wardrobe, but again, keep it simple and letrepparttar 141709 kids have fun in choosing their clothes to bring along.

Findrepparttar 141710 Water and Lemonade and Skiprepparttar 141711 'All You Can Drink' Soda Cup Not all cruise lines offer this, but if you happen to find yourself on a cruise that offersrepparttar 141712 ultimate 'All You Can Drink' soda cup forrepparttar 141713 kids, try to avoid this purchase as there is generally ample water, lemonade or other types of drinks available in between dining times. Not only will have you to keep this 'Ultimate Jug' in your small stateroom but you will have to find a way to keep in clean yourself. Convincerepparttar 141714 kids that there will be more than enough to drink onrepparttar 141715 ship withoutrepparttar 141716 need for their own Tower of Soda.

Ifrepparttar 141717 Kids are Diapered, Bringrepparttar 141718 Bag If you will be traveling with small enough children that diapers are still a part of your packing checklist, then don't forget to pack sealable plastic bags. Not only will you want to sealrepparttar 141719 diaper inrepparttar 141720 bag for disposal in your stateroom, but other passengers will appreciaterepparttar 141721 odorless disposal ofrepparttar 141722 not-so-sweet deposit.

Don't Forget to Bringrepparttar 141723 Kids Medications Most, if not all, cruise ships of any size will have some medications available for purchase but they are extremely expensive. Let me repeat this, they are extremely expensive. OK, I think you getrepparttar 141724 point. Bring your own personal pharmacy of your preferred medications forrepparttar 141725 kids and yourself. The vast majority of people traveling on a cruise do not get sick, but as with any vacation, being sick is no fun, so packrepparttar 141726 essentials.

To Car Seat or Not To Car Seat If your children are young enough that they travel in a car seat, you will need to make a personal decision of whether to bring one or not. Most cruise lines do not offer car seats for rent so if you are adamant about having one, be prepared. You stateroom will probably not have an easy place to storerepparttar 141727 seat. Mass transports associated with shore excursions may not have room forrepparttar 141728 seat. Many foreign countries have transport vehicles that are much smaller than you may be used to and you may be carryingrepparttar 141729 seat for long distances if you need to walk to a bus or cab station. Just make sure you take this all into consideration when you plan your choice.

Seasickness, No Fun! Whether traveling with children or not, this is one ofrepparttar 141730 single biggest concerns among first-time cruisers. How do I know if I will get seasick? There are several topics to discuss relevant to this topic, butrepparttar 141731 bottom line is that unless you have some experience on a larger ship onrepparttar 141732 open ocean, you don't know for sure how your body will react. So here are some pointers.

If you are very concerned aboutrepparttar 141733 possibility of becoming seasick, check with your doctor as there are prescriptions available to help preventrepparttar 141734 normal feeling of seasickness. There are pills you can take or anti-motion sickness patches that you can wear. Many cruisers wear these patches so don't hesitate to do so yourself or have your kids wear one. Also,repparttar 141735 largerrepparttar 141736 ship, generallyrepparttar 141737 less motion you will feel. If you want to do all you can to preventrepparttar 141738 possibility of seasickness, sail onrepparttar 141739 largest ship you can find.

Cabins more inrepparttar 141740 middle ofrepparttar 141741 ship and lower inrepparttar 141742 ship will sometimes help reducerepparttar 141743 amount of bouncing and swaying you may feel. Of course this is no guarantee. Check withrepparttar 141744 cruise line or your travel agent to help findrepparttar 141745 best cabin location for your circumstance.

Dry Skin Alert Depending on your normal climate that you come from, several days as sea may actually dry out your skin. You may want to make sure you pack some moisturizer and drink a lot of water. This is true forrepparttar 141746 kids andrepparttar 141747 adults that you are traveling with.

Go For It! Hopefully following these tips and hints will help you and your family findrepparttar 141748 'Trip of a Lifetime' on your next cruise. If you are still unsure if you should cruise withrepparttar 141749 kids, just remember, some cruise lines cater to families and are overbooked with reservations. All of those families aren't wrong. Give it a try, plan ahead and you will find thatrepparttar 141750 entire family can't wait to go again.

If you are researching any cruise inrepparttar 141751 Asia or Pacific region, www.asia-cruise-info.com has all ofrepparttar 141752 information you need for kids and adults.

Enjoyrepparttar 141753 Journey!

We're Here to Help! Paul Bechel www.asia-cruise-info.com

Paul Bechel is the owner of Asia Cruise Info - http://www.asia-cruise-info.com - the largest dedicated web site for cruising in the Asia and South Pacific regions. Paul has worked with the largest travel companies in the world for years and brings the highest level of customer service to his customers.


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