Unique Birthday Party Games For Kids That Blow Your Children Away

If you’re looking for the coolest theme birthday party games for kids, I’ve collected the most creative and fun party games for your children!

The first one is WILD WEST theme.

Wild West themed birthday party games are great fun for both boys and girls. Have the guests dress up like cowboys and cowgirls for a real hoedown of a party!

Needle in a Hay Stack

Get a few square or round bales of hale and hide. Small trinket size prizes in them. Whatever the kids find they get to keep.

Horseshoes

Purchase a couple of sets of plastic horseshoe sets and divide the kids in to teams.

Gold Hunt

For this kid birthday party game, you will a couple of bags of clean play sand (the kind you would fill a sand box with.)

A large square plastic tub and lots of small gold color toys and trinkets such as pennies, pencils, bracelets, matchbox cars and any assortment of goldish colored toys you can find. The kids can either use their hands to dig for their gold or use a strainer and sift through it. Just make sure you have enough toys for everyone to get an equal amount in the birthday party games for kids.

A Wild West birthday party is not complete without a water gun squirt off contest. Each child gets a small water gun and a can the one who fills the can with the most water wins!

The second one, SAFARI party.

Safari themed birthday party games for kids are great time for both girls and boys.

Before the Safari starts mark off an area in your yard (preferably where there are bushes or small trees and find small plastic animals in them). If you happen to have a stuffed animal lover in the family borrow a few large safari animals to set the stage. Make sure you have a CD of jungle music!

Safari Hunt

Divide the kids in to small groups and send them on a safari hunt in search of the small plastic animals you hide. (Make sure you have a few extra set aside in case a few kids don’t find any.) The kids get to keep all the animals they find and the child that finds the most gets a small stuffed animal as a prize.

Safari Search

One of the fun party games that is similar to the hunt but…the kids are in search of a very dangerous wild animal that is on the loose. Your choice of animal lion, tiger, something big and scary. This game will add an air of excitement to the party, the child who finds the animal (a large stuffed animal) gets to keep it as his/her trophy!

Safari Survival

Set up an obstacle course for the kids to make it through.

A few old tires filled with water or mud they have to jump over, a large square plastic tub filled with a slimy substance that holds rubber snakes each child must capture one snake.

The ideas for this game are endless.

A safari themed birthday party will most certainly bring out the wildness in, even the shyest of kids.

Birthday party games for kids should always been fun and filled with excitement. There is nothing quite like the imagination of a child! All the kids need is for an adult to supply them with a few inexpensive items, supervision and a theme for them to run with.

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The Beatrix Potter Syndrome

When trying to understand something new, we automatically look for parallels in our previous experience: we seek examples from the familiar in order to better understand the unfamiliar. Often, this can be helpful, as when we learn a new language and we draw on our knowledge of another language with a common root.

Unfortunately, this strategy can also take us down a path that leads not to greater understanding, but to the confusion of fact with conditioned thought and to a form of distorted vision.

This can readily be observed in the interpretation of animal behaviour by reference to human behaviour, which is one form of what we call anthropomorphism. Myths and fables and children’s tales are so suffused with the granting of human values and character traits to animals that it is hard to think of a creature that has not, in our imaginations, been stereotyped and imprinted with characteristics ascribed to it by someone with a particular point to make, or axe to grind. Thus the fox is ‘wily and cunning’; the dog is ‘faithful and obedient’; the elephant is a ‘gentle giant’ and the snake is ‘sneaky and deceitful’. Aesop probably started the trend, but I prefer to call it the ‘Beatrix Potter Syndrome’, in recognition of her influence on the developing minds of 20th-century children, of whom I was one.

Beatrix Potter was an accomplished illustrator and observer of nature, who, had she been born a century later, may well have had a distinguished career in science. Sadly, she is now only remembered for her children’s books depicting animals in human clothing who walk on their hind legs. From her stories, a direct line can be drawn to the emotionally charged portrayals of animals in many Disney films, while the brutal reality of the lives of wild animals is hidden beneath a veil of sugary sentimentality.

Potter’s assignation of human attributes and behaviour to animals is only one form of anthropomorphism. There are at least two other ways in which we routinely corrupt our understanding of the non-human world by our choice of language: the use of words to name or describe an animal and the description of animal behaviour in human terms.

We can draw examples from the world of bees to illustrate both of these phenomena.

When we label the egg-laying mother of the colony as ‘queen’ bee, we impose on her by implication all the meaning with which that English word is loaded. Thus we may expect to find her as a monarch in charge of the colony, issuing orders and, perhaps, punishments for infringements of ‘colony law’. The term ‘queen bee’ has passed back into the English language as a description of a woman with a controlling and manipulate nature, who likes to have people around her to serve her needs and give her attention. This reinforces the popular but inappropriate picture of a real ‘queen’ bee, which should really be more accurately thought of as the egg-laying servant of the colony and certainly not its ruler. While the queen bee does indeed have a retinue of attendants to feed and groom her, it is they who lead her around and prepare places for her to lay. When she begins to show any signs of a decline in her ability to provide eggs, she will be superseded, ignored and left to starve.

Likewise the male bee, or drone, which has inherited the popular meaning of its name as a parasitic loafer, or one who lives off the labours of others. While the male bees do no obvious and visible work compared to their sometimes hyper-active sisters, we know remarkably little about their day-to-day activities due to the comparatively small amount of research that has been conducted on them. I suggest it is highly improbable that a colony would deliberately encumber itself with a ‘useless’ 10-15% of its population at a time when gathering food is its primary concern. Simply because we have so far failed to study them with due care does not entitle us to label them as ‘surplus to requirements’, which is how they are regarded by most conventional beekeepers. In fact, research by Juergen Tautz at Wurtzburg University has shown that drones may indeed have hitherto unsuspected duties within the hive and may well have functions in the outside world that have so far eluded detection. As long ago as 1852, Moses Quinby (Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained) suggested that drones would likely have functions beyond mating with a queen, perhaps including helping to keep the brood warm. R.O.B.Manley noted that his best honey-producing hives generally had “a large number of drones” (Honey Farming, 1947).

When we come to bee behaviour, so much of it is alien to us that we struggle to make sense of it, so it is not surprising that we resort to attempts to explain aspects of their world in human terms. We talk freely of bees foraging for food, scouting for a nest site, communicating by means of the ‘waggle dance’, defending their home, mating and carrying out their dead because these are all activities that we can easily relate to and make practical sense in terms of day-to-day survival in a colony.

What is perhaps more surprising – and infinitely less helpful – is when people concoct mystical ‘explanations’ derived entirely from their imaginations and pass them on as if they had some scientific validity or foundation in fact.

Myths and legends, populated by gods and heroes, are poetic allegories through which we have conveyed information – both oral and written – from generation to generation and thus gained some understanding of our cultural history. Many myths are anthropomorphic in their personification of natural phenomena, but as long as we understand their origins and true nature, we can learn from them without confusing their content with objective reality.

However, as our scientific understanding of the natural world grew rapidly throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there was a parallel growth of popular interest in such things as clairvoyance, telekinesis, telepathy, reincarnation, ghosts, out-of-body experiences and suchlike para-psychological phenomena that appear not to be subject to the known laws of physics, chemistry or biology. Despite the lack of verifiable evidence for such phenomena, they appear to occupy a nether region that stubbornly persists in popular culture.

In the context of this article, the consideration of whether or not such phenomena really exist is less relevant than the fact that they have, since Victorian times at least, been routinely presented as if they were genuine by people with a considerably greater talent for showmanship than for scientific rigour. Demonstrations of ‘manifestations from the spirit world’ were fashionable in late nineteenth century society, while Ouija boards and ‘table-tipping’ have floated in and out of fashion almost to the present day, despite the efforts of rationalists such as James Randi and Derren Brown to expose the trickery behind them. Variations on the ‘clairvoyance’ theme have been around at least since the days of the Delphic Oracle – probably the first example of a tourist industry built around a mystical cult – and show no signs of losing popularity, despite various myth-busting public exposures of fraud and trickery.

Rudolf Steiner, in his lectures on bees, delivered in November and December of 1923 at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, sought to interpret the world of bees by means of ‘Anthroposophy’, a Christianized, version of the mystical 19th century eastern-derived ‘religious philosophy’ of Theosophy, whose best-known proponent, Helena Blavatsky, was also a performing clairvoyant. Both Steiner and Blavatsky claimed to derive their occult knowledge from outside the material world, by a process that would nowadays be called ‘channeling’.

Steiner believed that mankind had existed on Earth – although not necessarily in material form – since its creation, and that bees (as well as other animals) were created for our benefit. This chronological reversal of the truth as revealed by fossil evidence – bees having certainly been around for more than 100 million years before Homo sapiens – sets the scene for further dubious assertions, such as when he talks of embryonic queens “giving off light” that somehow causes a colony to swarm from “fear that ‘it no longer possesses the bee poison”.

Anyone unfamiliar with Steiner’s idiosyncratic cosmology and his other writings about the supposed history of the Earth may be surprised by passages such as:

“Our earth was once in a condition of which one could say that it was surrounded by clouds that had plant-life within them; from the periphery, other clouds approached and fertilised them; these clouds had an animal nature. From cosmic spaces came the animal nature; from the earth the essence of plant-being rose upwards.” (Lecture VIII)

Back in the world of bees, Steiner makes much of the 21-day gestation period of a worker bee as being equivalent to “a single rotation of the sun on its axis” (Lecture II), apparently unaware that the equatorial regions of the sun perform a single rotation in 25.6 days, while polar regions rotate once in about 36 days (NASA).

He goes on to say that ‘the drone is thus an earthly being’ (because its completion takes longer than the sun’s rotation – which in fact, as we now know, it does not).

He further elaborates on this thesis:

“The drones are the males; they can fertilize; this power of fertilization comes from the earth; the drones acquire it in the few days during which they continue their growth within the earth-evolution and before they reach maturity. So we can now say: in the bees it is clearly to be seen that fertilization (male fecundation) comes from the earthly forces, and the female capacity to develop the egg comes from the forces of the Sun. So you see, you can easily imagine how significant is the length of time during which a creature develops. This is very important for, naturally, something happens within a definite time which could not occur in either a shorter or a longer time, for then quite other things would happen.”

As happens numerous times in the Lectures, Steiner makes a statement that is demonstrably erroneous, and then goes on to elaborate a sequence of specious arguments from it, which, being derived from false premises, must inevitably lead to false conclusions.

It would be tedious to cite every instance where Steiner is obfuscatory, unnecessarily mystical or just plain wrong. Suffice to say that, while not being totally devoid of interest, his Lectures are about as useful a source of insights into bees as a medieval book of medicinal herbs would be for conducting modern surgery. Indeed, Steiner even betrays his lack of basic understanding of the functions of the human body (Lecture VII) in saying that:

“…it is represented as though the heart were a kind of pump, and that this pumping of the heart sends the blood all over the body. This is nonsense, because it is in reality the blood which is brought into motion by the ego-organization, and moves throughout the body.”

However, Steiner does make some non-mystical statements that must be considered, as they at least fall into alignment with observable reality. He warns against pushing bees for over-production, drawing a parallel with the dairy industry (Lecture V); he emphasizes that “… the bee-colony is a totality. It must be seen as a totality.” (Lecture V); The one much-vaunted but often mis-quoted, ‘prediction’ made by Steiner, usually misrepresented as a ‘prophesy’ of the general demise of bees, amounts to a rather mild criticism of the then relatively new practice of artificial insemination: “…we must see how things will be in fifty to eighty years time…”.

Right at the end of the final Lecture, we find clear evidence that Steiner’s view of nature is actually highly anthropocentric:

‘Thus we can say: When we observe things in the right way, we see how the processes of Nature are actually images and symbols of what happens in human life. These men of olden times watched the birds on the juniper trees with the same love with which we look at the little cakes and gifts on the Christmas tree. “…I have therefore spoken of the juniper tree which can truly be regarded as a kind of Christmas tree, and which is the same for the birds as the blossoms for the bees, the wood for the ants, and for the wood-bees and insects in general.”

And so Steiner’s personal mysticism, as well as his sentimentality, turns out to have a large component of anthropomorphism lurking within it.

Having reached this point in our analysis, we have to consider what is left to us: what would be a legitimate methodology for the study of bees, that would be free from the elephant traps of anthropocentrism, anthropomorphism, sentimentality and mysticism, yet can encompass the sense experienced by many who come into contact with bees that there is ‘something else’ present, beyond the purely material?

A rationalist would say, ‘observe without interpretation: see what is there and describe it as accurately as possible, but without overlaying it with meaning. Be true to observable reality’.

And yet, many people report some kind of transcendental experience in the presence of bees en masse, so are their reports to be written off as mere whimsy?

Speaking from my own experience, I can say that while working with bees and maintaining a calm, unhurried demeanour, I have had moments of inner peace akin to that I have also experienced while meditating or engaging in certain martial arts practices that aim to ‘still the mind’. Having one’s unprotected hands in a hive containing 50,000 fully-armed bees has a way of focusing the mind very much in the moment, while any deviation from the ‘now’ is likely to be punished more rapidly and more severely than by a Zen master’s staff.

Being present ‘in the moment’ is a rarer – and thus more precious – experience for the 21st-century Twitter-dweller than for our ancestors. For the opportunity to experience that sense of timelessness in the company of a wild creature so many millennia our senior is a privilege that beekeepers should celebrate and cherish.

Mysticism has had its day. We are grown-ups now: we have seen the atom bomb and the double helix and we need to come to terms with objective reality in all its wonderful forms without ascribing all phenomena just beyond our understanding to the work of gods, aliens, faeries or gnomes. We can appreciate nature without projecting our aspirations or values onto it. We can observe without always needing to know the ‘hidden meaning’ of what we see hear, smell and taste. We can be elevated by what is around us and enjoy all the sensations available in this remarkable, natural world. We can even compose poems and songs, myths and fables to entertain us and our children, but we no longer need to sit at the feet of all-too-mortal men who exert power over the ignorant by interposing themselves between us and authentic experience of the mysteries of life.

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Why Volunteer With Lions During Your Holiday?

For a rewarding and life changing experience have you ever considered volunteering while on holiday. If you love traveling this will give you the chance to help with conservation of lions in countries like South Africa.

Volunteering while on holiday is something you won’t forget and it’s the perfect opportunity to make a difference while at the same time visiting exotic and really great locations all across the globe.

You’ll be able to work closely with wildlife animals and see sights tourists never see and it will give you an unique insight into local life.

Volunteer Work With Lions and Cubs

There is a breeding park for White lions, Lions, tigers and Jaguars situated 15km from the nearest town in the hart of South Africa. The area has superb bush and grasslands. It is easy to reach and to travel to other destinations. This is also a malaria free area.

You’ll have the amazing experience of working closely with these majestic animals by feeding and caring for them, raising the cubs by hand and being involved in all the day to day activities of a lion park.

Benefits To Volunteers

You will come face to face with lions, jaguars and tigers. It is an amazing experience being accepted by these wild animals. The breeding park is in constant need of assistance and you will be of great help to these cats.

With approximately 1000 white lions left on earth, your volunteering will be an enormous contribution to the white lion population. This will be a most rewarding experience, giving something back to African wild life. You will have the opportunity to travel and experience South Africa. You will also meeting other volunteers from all over the world.

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Can My Pet Make Me Sick?

Can having a pet make my children or me sick?

The answer to that question is “yes” and “no.”

There is always the possibility and there are also ways to prevent problems.

The best way to make certain, germs and/or bacteria is not passed around is to practice good hygiene. Cleanliness seems to be the best prevention of common illnesses.

However, one important thing is, to keep in mind is the current state of everyone’s health. People with a weak immune system, people suffering from serious illnesses, people with HIV/AIDS, people with organ transplants, people being treated for cancer and infants and young children are all at a greater risk of picking up a disease from an animal than most other people.

With few exceptions, carelessness in handling a pet along with not washing your hands after cleaning up after a pet, are primary causes of illness connected with pets.

What are some of the possible illnesses that can be associated with animals? The most feared in my mind is rabies.

What is rabies? It is a disease caused by the rabies virus and is transmitted though a bite from an animal that is carrying the virus. Today most domesticated animals are vaccinated for the rabies virus as dictated by most state laws.

However, a bite from an unknown animal, domestic or wild, until it is known that the animal has been vaccinated, has to have the recipient of the bite, treated as if the animal has the virus.

It may take from one to three months for a person to show signs of the virus and by then it is too late for any treatment to work.

It is very important that your pet, even if it is an inside only pet, be inoculated against the rabies virus.

Teaching children to avoid trying to pet strange dogs or cats, unless supervised, along with avoiding the temptation to catch a wild animal, is one of the best lessons you can teach your child.

There are many germs/viruses that can be picked up from dogs other than rabies, most of which come from contact with a dog’s feces. That is why cleanliness seems so important. To clean up after your dog eliminates, use plastic gloves, a pooper scooper or a plastic bag to avoid touching the feces.

A dog can carry many types of germs, bacteria and/or virus and not be ill, but you can pick it up and suffer. Most illness caused by pets usually run the gamut of diarrhea, vomiting, some fever and muscle aches. As with any illness see, your medical provider.

Cats too, can pass on a disease or two to their humans, but in general you are most likely not going to get sick from touching or owning a cat.

Cat scratch fever can come from a scratch or bite, but using normal precautionary measures such as washing the wound and putting an anapestic on it, can generally prevent any illness. Symptoms of cat scratch disease can include infection at the point of injury, swollen lymph glands, some fever, and a loss of appetite.

Another disease associated with cats is Toxoplasmosis, however people are more likely to get it from eating raw meat or gardening.

What is toxoplasmosis? It is a disease caused by a parasite, about 60 million people are infected by this bug and do not know it. You can get it by swallowing cat feces.

Yuk, you say why would anyone do that? Actually just by touching your mouth, eyes, or nose you can transmit it to yourself. The symptoms are flu like. It particularly dangerous for pregnant women as it can be transmitted to the fetus.

When cleaning the litter box always use caution and refrain from handling any feces. Keep pets away from the litter box, along with children. For some odd reason dogs seem to enjoy looking for treats in the litter box.

What other diseases can be transmitted to humans by pets?

Salmonellosis, which is a bacterial disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella. Most of the time people get it from infected chicken, eggs or other contaminated food. The symptoms can cause severe diarrhea, fever and stomach pain.

The virus salmonellosis can also be passed on to humans by handling such pets as reptiles (lizards, snakes and turtles,) baby chicks, ducklings and occasionally a cat or dog.

Again it comes from touching the feces of the animals and not washing your hands after doing so. Some animals can have it on their bodies, as they have picked it up from the ground.

Water can also be a point of contamination, where animals have access to it and due to ground run offs, feces and urine can flow into the water, humans need to be careful.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals.

How can you get it?

By exposure to many things, as the bacteria is secreted through the urine of infected animals. It can be found in water, (ponds and streams) food, or soil containing urine from the infected animals. Swallowing the water (swimming in a pond or stream,) contaminated food or by hands that have been in contact with a source and you have rubbed your eyes, nose or mouth or through a cut on your skin.

The symptoms include high fever, severe headache, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea or a rash. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible especially, if you have been swimming in the “old swimming hole.”

Leptospirosis is found worldwide, but mainly in temperate and tropical climates. Pets can acquire it from drinking out of a contaminated birdbath.

Ticks carry diseases and ticks bite dogs, so the rule here is, when removing ticks from your pet be extremely careful. Your chances of getting either Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever are slim and none, unless you are tramping around in areas of the country where those ticks are prevalent and are not wearing protective clothing.

Fleas can cause tapeworm in household pets. The animals get it by swallowing a flea that has been infected.

Can you get tapeworm, certainly, but only if you swallow and infected flea. Keeping your pet and household flea free will prevent either of you from becoming infected. Last, but not least in this list of things, is Ringworm, this is a skin and scalp disease that can be caught not only from animals, but people, too.

How can you get ringworm?

Ringworm is a contagious fungus that can be passed on from person to person, pet to person or pet to pet.

It has nothing to do with worms, but is a fungus that lives in humans, pets and rarely in the soil. Ringworm appears as, a flat round patch on the skin and then conforms to a ring like patch. It can be treated by a fungus killing medicine usually taken orally in tablet form or by an ointment applied to the affected area.

The important thing here is not to share personal items with an infected person, do not touch infected areas, keep children away from infected pets, and to thoroughly wash all items handled by the infected pet or person.

Now that I have made you wonder, should I ever get a pet, the answer is of course.

Plain old common sense hygiene is the answer to most pet to people diseases. I have never heard of a person dying because of a disease caught from a cat or dog. With the possibly exception of someone being bitten by a rabid animal and not seeking treatment.

Keeping play areas for children free from being your pet’s bathroom area and keeping feces cleaned up is the safest thing you can do.

Teach your children to wash their hands frequently after playing with their pet and you are on your way to a long and happy life

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The Vegetarian Diet – You Are What You Eat

There is an expression, “You are what you eat.” In countries of the East where vegetarianism has been the diet for thousands of years, people recognize that whatever they eat forms a part of their body and also influences their thoughts. They believe that if they eat the flesh of an animal that the mental and emotional vibrations or characteristics of the animal will form a part of their own nature. Today, science is researching the effect that our own stress hormones have on our body and the damage that long-term stress does to our organs. Imagine eating animals whose last days or minutes of life on earth were drenched with the hormones released in their state of fear they were in when they were about to be slaughtered. Those who eat meat are ingesting not only the flesh, but all the hormones of stress that are released due to the animal’s fear as well. Thus, many people brought up in the traditions of the East prefer to live on plant foods, which are more conducive to mental equipoise.

Others can often pick up the effect on our vibrations based on what we eat. To illustrate this, there is an instructive story from the life of a great Sufi lady saint named Rabia Basri. Once when she had gone to the mountains, a group of wild animals- deer, gazelle, and mountain goats-gathered around her. They came and looked at her and stood close to her. Suddenly, her friend, Hasan, arrived. When he saw Rabia he came near her. When the wild animals saw Hasan, they all fled in fear. Hasan was perplexed when he saw this.

He looked at Rabia and asked, “Why did they run away in fear from me while they acted friendly to you?” Rabia asked, “What did you eat today?” He said, “Some onion, fried in animal fat.” She said, “You eat their fat, why shouldn’t they flee from you?”

Many enlightened beings, saints, mystics, and spiritual teachers have traditionally advocated a vegetarian diet for spiritual and moral reasons. For those pursuing a spiritual path, a vegetarian diet is essential for several important reasons. First, spiritual teachers have always taught that we are more than just a body and a mind; we are also soul. They have also taught people the process of meditation to help rediscover our true nature as soul. To help gain proficiency in the spiritual practices, vegetarianism is a helping factor. To be able to concentrate in meditation, we need to be calm and collected. If we eat the flesh of dead animals, our own consciousness will be affected.

In the East, vegetarianism has been considered essential to spiritual development. Spiritual teachers promote a life of nonviolence. Helping factors for spiritual growth include developing the ethical virtues of nonviolence, truthfulness, purity, humility, and selfless service. The vegetarian diet is a natural by-product of nonviolence, in which no harm is done to any living creature. That is why saints through the ages have recommended a vegetarian diet, avoiding meat, fish, fowl, and eggs.

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A Look at Wildlife Safaris in Kenya and Tanzania

Both Kenya and Tanzania are an ideal home for wildlife species including the big five (leopard, elephant, lion, buffalo and the rhino). Your safari will include touring the most attractive wildlife parks and game reserves. You will spend your nights in camping sites or lodges situated within or near the parks where you can view and listen to a myriad of noises made by different animals all night long. This will be an adventure of it’s own kind where you will watch he big cats hunt for predator as other wild animals feed on grass and leaves from trees and plants.

Your safari will leave you with life time memories, especially after watching the world famous annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti Plains and also in the Masai Mara National Park. A part from the big five, other animals you are expected to see include antelopes, zebras, giraffes, cheetah and hyenas. Your tour guides will teach you how to tell which animal has passed a specific place by just watching at the footprints. You will also learn and tell when grazing animals are in danger. Passing along the river banks where many wildebeest gather to clear their thirst will be very interesting. This is also a good time to watch hungry crocodiles catch their prey.

As you enjoy your safari to Kenya and Tanzania, you will hardly hesitate climbing and hiking both Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya. Here, you will spend your nights in huts or tents as you experience the cold weather. You will also learn how to hunt forest honey and taste it’s natural sweetness. As you drive through the bush, you will see many bird life species and insect life. The rolling rocks, The Equator and the Great Rift Valley including its many lakes, spring and rivers, forests and grass land vegetation. You will have a chance to visit different villages where the culture of various tribes is practiced.

This will be a good time for students doing various researches and projects. You will see different tree species and learn to make herb medicine from tree leaves and roots. Fishing and watching different fish species from Lake Victoria and Lake Naivasha will not be an exception. After your safari, relax at the beach along Mombasa Coast as well as in Zanzibar, Pemba and Dar-es-salaam. Your wildlife safari will include delicious meals which will be served in the best hotels, lodges and camps in both Kenya and Tanzania.

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The World’s Most Beautiful National Parks

National Parks are one of the top adventures.

Yellow Stone:

Yellowstone National Park being 3,500-sq.-mile, is a wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. The park spreads into parts of Montana. It features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous. It’s also home to hundreds of animal species, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.

Grand Canyon:

Grand Canyon National Park is home to much of the huge Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of environmental history. Views include Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station and architect Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio.

Yosemite:

Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills. It’s famous for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of high Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery.

Kruger:

Kruger National Park, in South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game assets. Its high thickness of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, and tropical forests are all part of the countryside.

Torres del Paine:

Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia area, is known for it’s rising mountains, bright blue icebergs that slice from glaciers and golden pampas (grasslands) that housing rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. Some of its greatest iconic sites are the 3 granite towers from which the park takes its name and the peaks called Cuernos del Paine.

Serengeti:

Serengeti National Park is known for its huge annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new meadow, the mobs move north from their background grounds in the grassy southern plains. Numerous cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others turn northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos live the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes.

Fiordland:

Fiordland National Park is in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the glacier-carved fiords of Uncertain sounds. A beach forest trail on the sandy Milford shore proposals views of soaring Mitre Peak. Attached, the craggy Earl Mountains are reflected in the smooth surface of Mirror Lakes. On the Cleddau River, the Chasm Walk passes over bridges with views of powerful waterfalls.

Zion:

Zion National Park is a southwest Utah nature preserve illustrious by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive scratches through its main section, leading to forest tracks along the Virgin River. The river streams to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a droopy garden. Also along the river, partially through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike.

Lakes National Park being 295-sq.-km, is a forest reserve in central Croatia. It’s recognized for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, combined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. Walkways and hiking trails breeze around and across the water, and an electric boat links the 12 upper and 4 minor lakes. The later are the site of Veliki Slap, a 78 meters tall waterfall.

Glacier:

Glacier National Park being 1,583-sq.-miles, is a wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It’s traversed by the mountainous. Amongst additional 700 miles of mountaineering trails, it has a route to attractive Hidden Lake. It has the activities of backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears.

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Charter to Yellowstone National Park

Chartering a jet for business is one thing, but chartering it for leisure makes the trip special on a whole other level. One you can go on your schedule and two you don’t need to mess with busy airports and the hassle that flying commercial comes with.

When you add the freedom of chartering a jet to the freedom of exploring one of nature’s most amazing areas, somewhere like Yellowstone National Park for example you have a match made in vacation heaven.

Yellowstone National Park is 3,468 square miles of wilderness, mountains, wild animals and half of the world’s natural thermal features that spreads over three of America’s states: Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. It is home to many lakes, canyons, rivers and beautiful rock formations made from the volcanic area where it is located. It has nine visitor centers and museums and five different entrances and it the first National Park ever designated in the United States.

Probably the most famous of the geysers at the park is Old Faithful, which treats visitors to an eruption every 91 minutes. Old Faithful is just one of the thousands of thermal features that can be found in the park, and it attracts thousands of people from all over the world each and every year.

Of course the park is also home to many varieties of plants, trees, grasses and flowers and many different animal species call the park home as well. Visitors can stay in one of the many lodges or camp in one of the many campgrounds that are sprinkled around the interior of the park itself, and to make negotiating the park that much easier there are paved roads to the major areas and visitor friendly walkways to get closer to the features.

Because Yellowstone National Park is so vast and has five entrances, you can access it by several smaller airports which is great for those smaller chartered jets to land and take off from. Airports in Wyoming and Montana also have shuttles to and from the park that are reasonably priced and perfect for charter jet passengers to get to and from the park with ease.

So the next time you want to get out into nature and explore one of the most fascinating parks in the United States, why not add to that freedom and charter a jet to get you there in style? It’s easier than you think and will make your vacation something to remember for a lifetime.

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Where to Find Wholesale Fluffy, Stuffed Animals?

It is very much the talk of the town that wholesale purchases of any products, including stuffed animals, enable buyers and bulk purchasers as well to have more savings. It is basically the manufacturers that supply wholesale stuffed animals among retailers, professional business users, and other bulk users.

Stuffed animals are preferably favored among children and also those that are still kids at heart. Wholesale stuffed animals are ideal for gifts and even corporate giveaways among company conventions or any social events.

Wholesaling, mainly, is known to always have cheaper priced products and merchandises compared to those sold by the local retail market. In fact, majority of wholesale dealings offer lower prices than that in the usual market. Few manufacturers put up for sale wholesale stuffed animals of high quality, minus the pricey product costs. Moreover, aside from the affordable product rates, packaging and consignment charges are also similarly low-priced with wholesale purchases. Even some manufacturers and wholesalers offer these services free of charges.

Knowing that the animal kingdom include a vast selection of creatures, samples of wholesale stuffed animals are the wild animals such as kangaroos, hippopotamus, elephants, eagles, roaring lions, leopards and the common and domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, all kinds of birds and so on. Singing animals or even animals making sounds are all can be found among wholesale manufacturers that fit together product parts, classify them accordingly and lastly pack and distribute them to their consumers.

Wholesale stuffed animals ensure buyers from manufacturers, usually gift shop owners, to gain a lot of benefits. However, supply of stuffed animals is not steady among some distributors. It is essential for buyers therefore to deal with reliable wholesale suppliers, so that there is prompt action in cases of misfortunes or delayed deliveries. The internet is the best place to search potential wholesale stuffed animal suppliers that provides almost every species of stuffed animals. Other online companies even offer themed wholesale stuffed animals specifically during special occasions or sports seasons like Valentine’s Day, birthdays and football season. Several businesses also provide tempting discounts and product exchange and replacement schemes. It is essential for business owners also to have good customer supports.

For better and conscientious business transactions with wholesalers, numerous free websites provide potential customers and buyers with equally straightforward and unprejudiced business reviews.

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Six Ways to Use a Buck Hunting Knife

When it comes to hunting, fishing, or camping, know that not any knife can do the job. It takes years of practice, and only after some time will you be able to use a knife professionally. When you are hunting, fishing, camping or in the woods, you want a knife that is going to get the job done. A Buck knife will surely do the trick. Buck is always the best to use when you are deep in the woods, especially when hunting. Buck Knives has been crafting strong knives for more than one hundred years, and they provide you with pure durability as well as superb craftsmanship. Hoyt Buck is the one to thank for the Buck line of hunting knives. He started making these knives after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and his company continues making superior knives with the use of technology and talented designers. This article will discuss five practical ways to use your Buck hunting knife to ensure you get the most out of it.

Use 1: Protection in the wild.

If you go hunting, you need a dependable knife to protect yourself against any occasion in the wild and keep you safe from the dangers of the forest. The outdoors are beautiful, but you need protection from the wild animals and creatures that roam the woods.

Use 2: Lay your game to rest.

Yes, sometimes the animal you have just taken down is still alive when you approach it. A strong sharp blade is a necessity to use in this situation. Just do everyone a favor and put the animal out of it’s misery. A Buck Diamondback knife is perfect for these occasions.

Use 3: Gutting your game.

Once you have put the little fellow out of his misery, you need a quality knife to gut your animal properly. For great performance when field dressing game, a gut hook is an ideal tool. A Buck fixed or folding blade Alpha Hunter with a gut hook is the perfect knife to have for cleaning your
game.

Use 4: Cleaning your fresh fish.

Have you ever tried cleaning a fish with a dull blade or second hand knife? It can be frustrating as well as a complete disaster. You must have an extremely sharp blade to fillet all those fish. Buck uses the finest grade steel in their knives to ensure the blade stays sharper longer. Like the Buck Silver Creek Bait knife which is titanium coated to provide the very best edge retention and sharpness while resisting corrosion..

Use 5: Clear out you camp site.

When you settle down in the thickness of the forest, sometimes there is a need to clear out brush and debris to make your spot more livable. Just pull out your Buck Kalinga Pro and use it’s 4 7/8′ blade to help clean up. Remember to keep some of your trimmings for the fire later that night.

Use 6: Physical emergency.

Sometimes you need your knife to get yourself out of a hairy situation. When your leg gets caught in the vines of the forest, you need a sharp blade to free yourself. If you have the classic Buck Folding Hunter 110, you just reach in your pocket and cut yourself free.

If you are looking for a Buck hunting knife, know that you have a wide variety of knives to choose from, so you are sure to find one or more that interests you. They offer you a steadiness that no other hunting knife can, and this is what makes them perfect for hunting.

Just a few of the best Buck hunting knives that are available are a Diamondback, Alpha Hunter, Kalinga Pro, Woodsman and many others. Even if you have a collection of hunting knives, a Buck hunting knife is great to add to a collection. Buck knives are and have always been one of the most popular kinds when it comes to being out in the wild. Most serious collectors will tell you about the high quality level of these knives. There is a reason that Buck knives have been popular for so many years and that reason is there highly maintained standard of excellence. If you want to be the envy of all your knife collecting friends, show off your Buck collection. A Buck will never let you down. It will always do its job, and you will never be disappointed.

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