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Planning a Succesful Kenya Safari – How to Do It Right

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New things are always met with an air of excitement and trepidation in equal measure. It happens when we plan on visiting new places too.

Although most adventurers agree that an African safari always promises to be a thrilling experience, the planning for one is often nerve wracking for first timers.

Thankfully, due to the growth and expansion of Kenya’s tourism sector, you can now quickly organize a hassle-free Kenya safari from the comfort of your home. 

So simple and uncomplicated is the process that all you’re left with is showing up and enjoying your Kenya vacation.

More than anything else, planning enjoyable Kenya safari holidays is more about having the right information and dependable partners. We shall discuss more about this shortly.

  1. Picking the right destinations

The best Kenya safaris begin with having the right destinations in mind. That does not mean that some Kenyan attraction are necessarily superior to others.

Instead, it is all about picking what is best suited for you and your travel companions.

For instance, some people prefer a bush safari more than a beach safari. Then again, others would rather have both on their itinerary.

Therefore, knowing what the country has to offer and aligning it with your preferences and budgetary allocation is of utmost importance.

It ensures that you will not only enjoy your Kenya safari but also get the most out of your cash.

One of the most popular safari destinations worth your consideration is Maasai Mara Kenya where the annual wildebeest migration takes place every year.

The game reserve is also a favorite for visitors due to its high numbers of the African lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino (also known as the Big Five).

Other fascinating Kenya wildlife safari hotspots include the Samburu National Park, the Tsavo National Park, the Amboseli, Lake Nakuru National Park, among many others. 

Kenya has more than forty national parks and reserves spread across the country, so you are almost guaranteed to find a wildlife sanctuary near you. 

  1. Choosing the right travel partner

Your choice of travel partner can make or break your Kenya tour. 

Here, we do not mean your travelling companions (although those are also important), we mean the travel agent that you opt to work with.

While some tourists may decide not to hire a tour agent, it is always advisable to enlist the services of an expert. That is particularly if you are a first time visitor.

Not only will the travel agent answer some of your pertinent questions regarding when it is best to visit particular areas, but they will also offer logistical support once you are in the country.

For instance, they will take care of all domestic transportation and provide you with robust vehicles suited to tackle the Kenyan bush terrain.

Also, some professional travel agencies offer native tour guides with vast experience about the areas you visit during your Kenya wildlife safari.

When you enlist the services of a knowledgeable Kenya tour guide, he will help you craft an ideal itinerary based on your interests.

  1. Timing

The best Kenya safaris are those whose scheduling coincides with the peak season.

Depending on the areas you wish to visit, it is best to find out which time the attraction is at its peak.

For instance, the best time to visit Maasai Mara Kenya is during the dry season, which falls between July- October.

During this time, the expansive reserve’s off-road terrain is easily navigable due to the dry weather, compared to the wet season when the roads are muddy.

Also, the Maasai Mara’s dry season coincides with the annual wildebeest migration, one of the most awesome animal spectacles on earth.

During the migration, the Reserve is teeming with hundreds of thousands of wild animals, making it the best venue for a quintessential Kenya wildlife safari.

Due to the prevalence various animals during the migration season, visitors get to witness plenty of wildlife drama and enjoy some of the best Kenya safari holidays.

  1. Activities

Having an idea about the activities you are likely to find at your chosen destination is advisable as it helps you plan your Kenya vacation in a coherent fashion.

You can obtain more information about Kenya by conducting some research about the popular tourist attractions and what they have to offer.

If you are pressed for time, you could also engage your chosen travel agent for some insights into the country’s attractions.

As mentioned before, the agent might also prove instrumental in informing you which time is best to visit certain attractions.

Besides making your trip scheduling easier, having prior knowledge of the activities that may interest you also ensures that your travel companions have a great time as well.

It helps you align your itinerary with everyone’s interests, meaning your companions will enjoy the trip as well.

For instance, if you are travelling with beach lovers, it may be wise to set aside a few days for a Diani beach excursion, where they can snorkel, swim, or scuba dive to their heart’s content.

Similarly, visitors to Maasai Mara Kenya have plenty to look forward to alongside the game drives. They can cruise along on a hot air balloon safari at dawn, visit a Maasai village, go camping etc.

  1. Packing right

Lastly, is the question of what to pack.

Visitors touring Kenya during the dry season need not carry heavy garments as the weather is fairly temperate.

Pack comfortable cotton garments such as tshirts and khaki/ cargo pants together with dependable hiking boots or sports shoes.

Also remember to carry along your yellow fever vaccination certificate, and to undergo your Covid-19 testing as required by Kenya’s ministry of health. Details on these minimal health requirements are available on the ministry of health website.

 

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Hollard Ghana and Melcom extend partnership online with e-commerce

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Insurance and commerce partners Hollard Ghana and Melcom have announced the extension of their “Shop and Insure” collaboration beyond the current in-store Hollard on-the-go booths in select Melcom stores, to e-commerce on www.melcom.com. This move will enable more Ghanaians to conveniently use digital means to access financial security on their purchases and lives.

The existing partnership between the unconventional insurance group with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance, and the retail giant, Melcom, enables customers who enter selected Melcom stores to sign up for insurance on their appliances, electronics, and families while they shop. With this e-commerce addition, customers can also navigate Melcom’s online shopping portal to access Hollard’s general and life insurance products.

Speaking on the announcement, Group CEO of Hollard Ghana, Patience Akyianu, said: “As an innovative company, we seek ways to make insurance more accessible. Consequently, with this move to e-commerce, we have elevated our pioneering partnership with Melcom by adding digital to the conventional brick and mortar store distribution channel. We are proud to acknowledge that this aligns with our purpose of courageously pursuing a better way to improve the lives of Ghanaians.”

“Our goal at Melcom is to be a one-stop-shop for all our customers. Recently, there has been a surge in e-commerce since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a forward-thinking company, it is only prudent to add insurance to the variety of products available in our online shop. Customers can now log on to www.melcom.com to enquire about the unique insurance products as they shop for their groceries and home essentials online. We believe it will deepen our partnership with Hollard while increasing insurance penetration in the country”, said The Directors of the Group.

The Hollard general and life insurance policies available on Melcom’s e-commerce platform www.melcom.com are motor, electronics and appliances, home, travel, life, funeral, and investment. Hollard is poised to answer all related customer enquiries.

About Hollard Ghana

Hollard is the country’s favourite insurance group, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance. The group combines its deep local knowledge of the market, having operated in Ghana for 25 years as Metropolitan Insurance, with the world-class expertise of an international insurance brand in 18 countries worldwide. With feet firmly planted on Ghanaian soil but headquartered in South Africa, Hollard delivers innovative insurance solutions customized to Ghanaians’ unique risks. Hollard offers various life and general insurance products, including funeral, personal accident, motor, business, travel, home, and more, and can be reached via the following means: 0501603967 (Hollard Insurance) and 0501533698 (Hollard Life).

Beyond various nationwide office branches and Hollard 2U franchise shops, Ghanaians can find Hollard at Shell Fuel Station Welcome Shops, Melcom stores and online at www.hollard.com.gh and www.melcom.com for all their insurance needs.

 

About Melcom Limited.

Melcom Limited is West Africa’s Leading Organized Retail Chain and is a true local home-grown Retail Super Brand. Established in 1989, it has footprints across Ghana with 55+ retail stores and 10+ Cash n Carry outlets, making it a preferred shopping destination. Melcom has been adjudged a SUPER BRAND and rated as one of the Top Business Houses in Ghana year after year.

For all media enquiries, contact pro@melcom.com

 

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Kwahu Summit Launched – Ghana To Host Africa’s Prosperity Dialogues

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The Africa Prosperity Network has launched the Kwahu Summit for Africa’s prosperity.

The launch which featured top African business leaders, political leaders, and local and international media occurred at the Accra Marriot Hotel on the sidelines of the African Development Bank’s annual meeting currently happening in Accra, Ghana.

Speaking at the launch, His Excellency Wamkele Mene who is the Executive Secretary of the AfCFTA Secretariate emphasized the need for Africans to have impactful dialogues about Africa’s trade relations with the rests of the world in light of the state of intra-Africa trade. His Excellency Wamkele Mene declared AfCfFTA Secretariate’s support for the Kwahu Summit and urged that the Summit would effectively engage the full range of sustainable development actors, governments, and businesses to explore how to accelerate the AfCFTA implementation as well as the explore the kind of economic development vision Africa must have for decades to come.

 

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On behalf of the Government of Ghana, Honorable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana’s Minister of Information, spoke about the government’s support for the thought leadership platform the Kwahu Summit creates for Africans to leverage opportunities and resources on the continent to achieve more.

 

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Mr. Yofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) emphasized the need for Africans to proactively direct global discourses and collaborations on Africa’s development, given the share of global natural resources the Continent possesses and the potential of the Continent’s demography for consumerism, leadership, and labor force.

 

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The maiden edition of the Kwahu Summit on Africa’s prosperity will take place at the Rock City Hotel in Kwahu on 28th and 29th October 2022. The partners of the Summit are AfCFTA Secretariat the Government of the Republic of Ghana, and the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).

 

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RIOHS Announces The Rebrand Of Riohs Originate To RIOHS College Of Design Ghana

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Riohs is excited to announce the rebrand of our foundational fashion design and illustration institution. Riohs Originate, is now the Riohs College of Design with the tagline “Create. Make radiance.” on the new value proposition; Unearthing potential, making seasoned professionals.

Over the last decade, the institution has existed with the aim of glowing talents. Our rebrand is closely aligned with our ultimate goal of becoming the leading institution in fashion and creative design training in Africa.

The College will be offering a wider range of Creative design courses in:

Photography

Graphic Design

Digital Fashion

Creative Thinking

Concept Development

Branding

Pattern Making

Fashion Design (Clothing & Construction) and many more.

In this new phase, we will continue to identify and nurture fresh potential and prove over and over again that one can learn how to think creatively to attain a concept, sketch and design, create patterns, design and sew a collection in 6 months.  Offering morning, evening and weekend options, our classes offer practical guidance. Our training transforms students into conscious smarter decision makers with an eye on the sustainability of the fashion industry.

Many of our global alumni have gone on to create well acknowledged brands, such as Naddia Ibrahim,ZaQi Africa, Elikem the Tailor, Royalty by Nanasie, Gallant Belle, Maud by Dianne, Avonsige, Sera Ban, Cosma gh, Mayase gh, kojo Boadi Ghana, Sara the Dress Maker, and a host of other creative minds taking on the global fashion space. Beyond creating and sustaining an industry of fashion entrepreneurs, Riohs alumna are working as professional pattern makers, sketch and digital illustrators, fashion designers and atelier managers. Some have even been honoured in Vogue such as the wildly successful – Ajabeng.

Riohs alumni have graced International Fashion Weeks like; London Fashion Week, Denmark Fashion Week, Arise Fashion Week Lagos, Durban Fashion Week, Glitz Africa Fashion Week, Accra Fashion Week, and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. 

Mr Richard Ohene Sika, founder and talent manager, had this to say – 

“Everyone has a touch of creativity hidden inside them, they just need a little Riohs in them to unearth their potential. The world always needs more people who are creating, so consider joining us. We can help you, realise your vision.”

Boilerplate ( Short description of Riohs) 

The Riohs College of Design is a creative design service and training college in Accra, Ghana that was birthed in 2010 with only 3 students. Since then, it has gone on to graduate more than 1,500 students across Africa and globally, who come to it’s Dzorwulu campus for the 6-month program. RIOHS is the pioneer and creator of the 6-month program in Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration in Ghana. The course was designed to offer practical instruction through learning by doing. Riohs offers a functional fully serviced atelier that serves as the center of it’s campus. The College intends to keep transforming lives through giving an opportunity to talents who seek to express their creative talents, under the guidance of professional artists from all over the world. Apply at riohs.com

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How Imyfone Magicmic is a real time voice changer

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There have been numerous advancements in voice changer technology over the times. Real- time voice changer software allows druggies to make different sounds and make adaptations in real time with a variety of options handed. They come with several preset sound types and will enable you to change the sound by changing the pitch, frequence, tone, and other aspects of the sound. Making fun of musketeers, neighbors, classmates and cousins is one reason why people use voice- changing software. Gamers and pennants are more likely to change their voice as part of the fun. This can help them epitomize their characters and add further fun. Voice changer tools can also be useful when creating vids for a variety of purposes. If you want to get the voice changer for zoom then we have the best option right here as the iMyfone MagicMic.

There are numerous uses, but with so numerous options, it’s hard to choose the right real- time voice changer tool. MagicMic voice changer is one of the most used and trusted coffers moment. So in reviewing this MagicMic voice changer, I’ll look at what it offers and its advantages and disadvantages.

 

Is MagicMic the stylish free real time voice changer?

 

There are numerous voice changers on the request, but MagicMic voice changer is unique. Its one-click function allows druggies to snappily change their voices. All you need is a mouse click. This tool comes from iMyFone, which is a leading inventor of colorful useful tools like MagicMic, Filme Video Editor, MarkGo etc.

 

The stylish free real time voice changer for PC

 

MagicMic comes with several sound pollutants. Minion, Echo, Robot, and Monster are just a many of the options that can be used. It can be used for online converse, voiceover, or streaming. MagicMic voice changer can also act as Skype call voice changer and discarded voice changer.

 

MagicMic features

 

  • Real time voice pollutants.
  • You can choose from over 200 available sound goods.
  • Use voice Impersonator in games and other apps.
  • In real time, just one mouse click can change your voice.
  • Windows 7, 8,8.1, 10, and 11 are completely supported.

 

The software is incredibly intuitive. Anyone from freshman to expert position can start changing their voice incontinently. The one-click function helps it stand out from the competition. To use this voice changer you have to choose the affair and input. The input device must be your microphone. The affair device will be your headphones. You can always pierce this section under the Settings tab if you need to change anything. It will be the one as the best and right at the top so if you are interested in voice changer for zoom then visit here.

 

MagicMic settings

 

Still, choose a sludge and speak into the microphone, If you want to hear how your voice sounds. You can use the tool on Twitch, Skype, PUBG, Fortnite, Discord and other platforms. Then is what you need to do, Start your asked program. Also go to the Voice Settings menu, Elect “Microphone” (Voice Changer Virtual Audio Device, or WDM) as the input device. The sound in the named program can also be converted in real time. Your changes will be heard by other druggies.

 

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Jadarls Group Powers ‘Make A Wish!’ By Purple Angels Kids Foundation

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Purple Angels Kids Foundation in its 3 years of existence has focused on the wholistic well-being of children, by gifting sick and or needy children beautiful memories to inspire hope and teach them that they can be anything they want in the future if they put their minds to it.

Babies in jail, Help! , Chalewote Giveaway, School Supply Drive by and the newly introduced Make A Wish are the projects we undertake all year round.

The maiden edition of Make A Wish kicked off last Saturday the 21st of May. Make A Wish essentially is granting one wish of a child who is terminally ill. Three children had their wishes granted, and laptops and tablets were handed over to these children who are currently fighting cancer at the Korle-Bu pediatric oncology unit.

“Jadarls group of companies powered this edition of the Make A Wish project and we couldn’t be more grateful. One of the children Lucy had just had surgery the previous day, and to be able to give her the one thing she never thought she will have the privilege of having, was a blessing.We are in this with you and we hope to help you grant more wishes,” comments the Group CEO of Jadarls Group of companies.

Purple Angels Kids foundation wishes to thank the Jadarls Group and hope that a lot more individuals, institutions, and companies will come aboard this project.

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WATCH: 24-Year-Old Who Farms To Pay Fees In University

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Perry Appoh a 24-year Geography student at the University of Ghana hails from Ziave in the Volta Region of Ghana and practices farming for survival.

He started farming at the age of fifteen when he and his siblings used to follow their father Mr.Francis Appoh who won the second-best farmer award in their district in the year 2017.

It got to a time he realized that his father don’t do any work apart from farming and with it, he was able to cater for the family of eight without any support from any source. He got the inspiration from there, and has since  been able to farm on large scale which has helped him to pay his fees in University  watch his story in the following interview with Multicdb

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