Sunday, May 9, 2021

Pearl of Africa Vacation

Seeing my family quench their thirst is one of the amazing things you should never miss while in the wild while on a safari in the pearl of Africa


Did you know of 
a series of three Waterfalls situated at the edge of mountain Elgon National  park near the border with Kenya border.  They have the longest drop that goes upto  100m. The river is named after an indigenous plant on its  banks which with a likeness to wild banana that’s used to treat measles and fever. The plant is called “Sep”.
This beautiful location is regarded one of the most romantic places in Uganda. The Sipi Falls  has a vigorous flow with mist and even creates mini rainbows when the sun hits it.The falls get their water from the slopes of mountain Elgon located in Eastern kapchorwa district.
  These falls are popular for their cool weather and ice cold water which some describe as healing water when fove into.  One gets to see the  Bugisu  Arabica coffee cultivated on the mountain slopes and it’s also  the starting point for hikers of mountain Elgon. Sipi falls is a wonderful place to visit to escape the hustle in the city life.
Yanetta Safaris has organised an amazing Adventure to SIPI FALLS through the ever awesome JINJA and it’s breathe taking Tourist attractions and  all around Eastern Uganda. Dont hesitate and just have fun because we have a variety of activities fun meeting new people and exposing people to the beautiful scenery of Uganda that make it the Pearl of Africa. 
Come one, come as a family, come as friends and experience life while savouring the natural  beauty of Eastern Uganda! 
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1 The word rhinoceros is a combination of two Greek words – rhino (nose) and ceros (horn).
There are five living species of rhinoceros – white, black, greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran. In addition, a number of other animals have rhinoceros as part of their names, including the rhinoceros auklet, rhinoceros beetle, rhinoceros chameleon, rhinoceros cockroach, rhinoceros fish, rhinoceros hornbill, rhinoceros iguana, rhinoceros rat snake, rhino shrimp, and rhinoceros viper. All of them have horn-like appendages on their noses.
Rhinos have also been referred to as pachyderms.
The name pachyderm also comes from two Greek words – pachys (thick) and derma (skin). Many years ago, zoologists grouped a number of thick-skinned species together as pachyderms, including rhinos, tapirs, horses, elephants, hippos, pigs, peccaries, and hyraxes. This classification is no longer considered useful, but the name is still used every now and then.
Rhino is sometimes used as a nickname.
A number of people have been given the nickname Rhino. They include American professional wrestler and actor Terry Gerin (Rhyno), Mark Smith from the British show Gladiators, guitarist Larry Reinhardt (El Rhino) from the band Iron Butterfly, and David Unsworth, a former British soccer star. The national rugby teams of South Africa and Indonesia are also known as the Rhinos.
 Rhino horns are not made of bone, but of keratin, the same material found in your hair and fingernails.
A rhino’s horn is not attached to its skull. It is actually a compacted mass of hairs that continues to grow throughout the animal’s lifetime, just like our own hair and nails. The longest horn on record belonged to a white rhino and measured just under 60 inches (five feet). By comparison, a woman from Las Vegas, Nevada is believed to have the world’s longest fingernails – about 10 feet worth on each hand – while a woman from China apparently holds the record for the world’s longest hair – over 18 feet in length! Regrettably, neither human hair nor fingernails are believed to possess the healing properties that some people believe are found in rhino horn. If people believed they did, they could chew their own nails and cut their own hair in order to feel well, and halt the needless slaughter of rhinos.
A fossil skull first thought to be that of a dragon, turned out to be from an extinct woolly rhinoceros.
In the city of Klagenfurt, located in southern Austria, stands the statue of a legendary dragon or Lindwurm, sporting a crocodile-like body and bat-like wings. The statue was erected around the year 1500, about thirty years after a large skull had been unearthed somewhere nearby. Sculptures used the skull as a model for the dragon’s head, but it was only centuries later that scientists identified it as belonging to the extinct woolly rhinoceros of the last Ice Age.
 The closest living rhino relatives are tapirs, horses and zebras.

Grevy’s zebra
Grevy’s zebra
These animals are known as perissodactyls or odd-toed ungulates. Even toed-ungulates are called artiodactyls and include cattle, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep, pigs, camels and llamas. Rhinos have three toes on each foot so, in a way, their tracks resemble the Ace of Clubs.

 A group of rhinos is called a crash.
A group of deer is called a herd, a group of fish a school, a group of bats a colony, a group of turkeys a flock, a group of bees a swarm, a group of alligators a congregation, a group of clams a bed, a group of frogs an army, a group of penguins a rookery, a group of hyenas a clan, a group of lions a pride, a group of wolves a pack, a group of coyotes a band, and a group of crows a murder. Who thinks of these names?
Some rhinos use their teeth – not their horns – for defense.
When an Indian rhino defends itself against a predator or another rhino, it doesn’t use its horn to gore its opponent. Instead, it slashes and gouges viciously with the long, sharp incisors and canine teeth on its lower jaw. Neither the black nor the white rhino has incisors. Only the Indian and Sumatran rhinos have canines, but all five species have three premolars and three molars on each side of their upper and lower jaws. Commit this to memory … there will be a quiz tomorrow!
 An adult white rhino can produce as much as 50 pounds of dung per day!
That’s a lotta poo! And it’s the result of rhinos having to consume large amounts of plant material to obtain proper nutrition. Nuances in the smell of dung can tell a rhino a lot about others in the area. Each rhino’s smell is unique and identifies its owner. The dung of a young rhino smells different than that of an adult. A male’s dung smells different than a female’s, and the dung of a female in estrus gives off a different odor than that of a non-reproductive female. Multiple or communal deposits of dung are known as middens, essentially serving as local “websites” or ”Facebook pages”, allowing rhinos to keep up with their neighbors.
 White rhinos aren’t white and black rhinos aren’t black.
The white rhino’s name is taken from the Afrikaans word “wyd,” which means “wide” and describes its mouth. Early English settlers in South Africa misinterpreted the “wyd” for “white”. Black rhinos probably got their name from the dark wet mud in their wallows that made them appear black in color. Both species are essentially gray in color. By comparison, the famous Blue Rhino, corporate logo for the well-known propane tank company, is entirely a figment of its founder’s imagination.
 Rhino pregnancies last 15 – 16 months!
The only animals with longer gestation periods are elephants, which carry a fetus for close to 2 years! Camels and giraffes have pregnancies lasting 13 to 14 months, while female horses, sea lions and dolphins can require up to a year to give birth. A bear’s gestation period is about seven or eight months, a lion’s less than four, and domestic dogs and cats about two. The record for the shortest mammalian pregnancy is 12 to 13 days, held jointly by the Virginia opossum, the water opossum or yapok of Central and South America, and the native cat of Australia.
Rhinos and elephants are not mortal enemies.

Cheetah vs Leopard- physical Comparison

A cheetah has black tear marks running from its eye down the cheek. A leopard lacks these tear marks.
A leopard has a heavy, thick skull and a cheetah’s face is small.
Both cats have black markings adorning a lighter coat. Although scattered with similar markings, the black markings are very different. A cheetah has evenly distributed black dots and a leopard has rosette patterns on its coat. The rosettes look a bit like a small flower with a lighter colour in the centre.
Leopards are heavier set, stronger and look more powerful than a cheetah. Cheetah are slender in size and stature.
Leopards have a slight yellow tinge to their coats whereas a cheetah’s coat is almost more tan in colour.
A cheetah has a few dark rings at the end of its tail before the white tuft. 
The cheetah appears softer and fluffier looking. A leopard’s coat is sleek and more glossy in appearance.
A cheetah has non-retractable claws, which are evident in their tracks. This helps for better traction while chasing prey.

To about these difference kindly get photos of both animals and make the comparison while looking at them.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

This safari will take you through Queen NP, with a variety of different species of mammals and birds and the famous Kazinga channel for boat cruising. Queen NP is definitely among the world’s most bio diversified wildlife sanctuary featuring Leopards, Chimpanzees, Hippos, African Elephants and Cape Buffaloes not forgetting the beautiful launch cruise along Kazinga channel will make your safari memorable! You will go for chimp tracking in kalinzu forest.