Tuesday, 4 August 2015

What Obama missed on his trip to East Africa

President Obama enjoyed his journey to Kenya
President Obama enjoyed his journey to Kenya: the spectacular dance moves, heart-welcoming hugs, the reunion with family members, and many more; but there are so many things he missed out.
Here is a list of what he missed out.

A spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro-one of the highest mountain in the world.

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania which is the highest in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. When you are at Amboseli National Park, a Kenyan national park that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border, you have memorable views of it. At the park, you stand high chances of meeting the Maasai and visiting their villages. The park is also an inhabitant to a large number of animals including the African Elephants, Cape buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest and many more. The roads to the park are dusty during dry periods and almost impassable in wet seasons.

Annual migration of the Zebras and the wildebeest.

On an annual basis, during the month of July to September, the Zebras and the wildebeest migrate to and from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania. This happens at the Masai Mara National park which is a Kenyan large game reserve that is contiguous with the Serengeti National park in the Mara region of Tanzania. The park was named in honor of the masai people, and it’s famous for an exceptional population of Masai lions and African leopards.

Gorillas-the most adventurous animals.

 Travellers that move to the East African region find themselves going for a gorilla trekking trip. These massive animals with big trunks, broad chest, and shoulders live in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo. The habituated gorillas are shy and have no trouble with humans unless they are mistreated. At this point, they defend themselves. They live in an extended family group of up to 30 members with the adult male, the silverback, being their leader. The role of their leader is to protect and defend the group against any enemy. Its role is witnessed when visitors come by. At first, it observes to see if you are an enemy and after making clear observations, it comes out and starts to display its gymnastics. It’s amazing to see what these animals feed on: they feed on leaves, flowers, fruits, roots, and bamboo. An adult can consume up to 75 pounds each day.

These animals are the backbone of the tourism industry of the region. In fact if you check on all tours and travel websites from East Africa, one thing that you shall notice is they all have gorilla trekking safaris in their tour packages. Many of the tourists that visit them say they are the most adventurous animals; some tourists get so much attached to gorillas that they give them names, send them gifts, and visit them occasionally like they would do to a friend.

The only way to do a gorilla trekking trip is by having gorilla permits which are accessible through travel companies like gorilla tour booking safaris gorillatourbooking.com.

I personally think the president should have enjoyed all this.

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