Get face to face with extraordinary sharks like the great white shark on this shark cage diving and viewing experience outside Cape Town, South Africa. Swim with the sharks on this half-day shark viewing excursion near Cape Town. Spend a couple of hours viewing great white sharks from a secure and safe cage attached to the side of the boat and then take a break on the boat while enjoying snacks and refreshments and learning about these sea creatures from the onboard marine biologist
Strap in for 5 days of African scenery, animals and adventure on this small-group tour along South Africa’s famed Garden Route, including a stop at Addo Elephant National Park. Hit the South African tourist jackpot with this 5-day tour of the country’s Garden Route, exploring Addo Elephant National Park, Wilderness National Park, Jeffreys Bay, and Oudtshoorn. Commune with elephants, get breathtaking views, swim and surf in Jeffreys Bay, visit an ostrich farm, and possibly see big cats in the wild, all the while learning about each area from your expert guide.
Take a guided walk through beautiful Cape Town, stopping along the way to sample South African treats and to learn about the local history. Explore Cape Town on foot on this guided food-themed tour, going to local places to sample the best eating that the South African town has to offer. In between the four or five food stops, see some of Cape Town’s main sites, including Company’s Gardens, the Bo Kaap Malay Quarter, Woodstock, and Bree Street.
Take an adventurous wildlife safari on the Aquila Game Reserve near Cape Town, South Africa. Spend the day viewing the ‘Big Five’ while on safari at Aquila Game Reserve, the closest of its kind to Cape Town. On this worry-free trip, see elephants, lions, Cape buffalos, leopards, and hippos as well as zebras, giraffes, rhinos, the endangered ‘Aquila’ black eagle, and 170 other species that live here. Sit back in the jeep and let the guide explain the biodiversity of this malaria-free game reserve before heading back to your Cape Town hotel.
South Africa recognises 11 official languages. But people still can’t pronounce each other’s names. Coca-Cola helped introduce South Africa to South Africa by teaching them to say ‘Hello’ to one another, by name, correctly.
During the nationwide lockdown, the Endangered Wildlife Trust will be offering a series of free webinars (times indicated in South Africa Standard Time (UTC+2), allowing you to discover the outdoors, indoors. Be the first to know about upcoming Wild Chats by signing up to their mailing list for more information. Zoom link will be shared the day before each talk.
The air in Nairobi is heavily polluted by emissions from cars, buses and mopeds. The first solar-powered trucks and jeeps with electric motors have now started appearing in the city. While the energy is cheap, the vehicles themselves are not.
Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :
Poverty stricken districts
It’s pouring with rain
Climate change is affecting Kenya’s normal weather patters
A solar powered e-bike
The bike can reach a speed of 40km an hour
The solar panel on the roof
The battery keeps recharging
It supplies pre-prepared staple food to street food vendors
The number one drive
We use green energy
The solar bikes
The electric cargo bike
Sustainable mobility is good for the environment
The population will grow massively
The number of vehicles driving on gasoline or diesel is on the rise
Worsening air pollution and increasing carbon emissions
Electric two and three wheelers
The transport sector
One of the biggest polluters
The electricity derives from renewables such as solar and wind power and geothermal energy
The main obstacle is inadequate infrastructure
Hardly any charging stations
Install solar charging stations
The battery range of 100km
There is a demand for electric vehicles
A major advantage
Turn the engine on, turn it off
Installs electric engines in cars
Electro mobility has benefits not only for the environment but also for the economy
Thousands of great white sharks were thought to swim in South Africa’s coastal waters, but new research suggests they number as few as 350. ‘Save Our Seas’ is trying to help humans and the remaining sharks co-exist.
Some of the best roses in the world bloom in Kenya. While the country is widely known for its scenic national parks and wildlife reserves, it’s also a major flower producer. Winnie Gathonie Njonge is the production manager at Nini Flowers, which sits on the shores of Lake Naivasha. She knows all there is about growing perfect roses and oversees the harvesting of 300,000 to 450,000 a day. “The ultimate goal of growing roses is to make other people happy,” she says. It brings her joy to know the roses she cultivates are sent to the United States, Japan and other countries, spreading love and beauty all over the world. This Great Big Story was made possible by Kenya Tourism
Vocabulary in chunks
Make other people happy
I’m responsible for 630,000 roses
The climate and fresh water supplier
The growers here work extra hard
The roses that end up in bouquets
We harvest between 300,000 in a day to 450,000
Kenya is a centre for these flower
Rose production has flourished in the region
Over the last few decades
These roses are shipped off to Europe, Japan and the US