Il Ngwesi – Traversing the wilderness in search of white rhinos

Above –Emmy and Marion the southern white rhinos at Il Ngwesi. Copyright Richard Hough Published – Satmag Nation – 27 August 2022

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One man’s mission to save Kenya’s freshwater fish

Above – Fish researcher Muffadal Alibhai with a Sharptooth Catfish – Clarias geriepinus – caught in upper Tana River, central Kenya All images – copyright Muffadal Alibhai There are over 200 known species of indigenous freshwater fish in Kenya, 15 endemic to Kenya but some may become extinct without research or photographic record of them […]

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The survival of the African Crowned Eagle hangs in balance

Above: George the African Crowned Eagle now 5 years old at KBoPT. He was also persecuted. His feet and feathers were burned by an angry community. Courtesy Shiv Kapila of KBoPT Published: Daily Nation newspaper 14 July 2022 On the morning of 29th June, Alex Karuri received a photograph of an eagle from a friend […]

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Up the Aberdares

Excitement as it gets higher Above: Yogi Hikers with Gacheke Jennifer Simmons in middle founder of Yogi Hikers on the Aberdares. Courtesy Desire Wainaina Published: Satmag Nation Newspaper 9 July 2022 It’s freezing on a cold June morning despite the sun and blue sky as we enter the Aberdare National Park through Wandare Gate. It’s […]

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Mystery of the Rare Reticulated Giraffe

How did they cross the equator into the southern hemisphere? Above: The rare Reticulated giraffe in Tsavo West National Park on 30 April 2022 Published: The East African Nation media 1-8 July 2022 “No…am I seeing things?” “Stop…reverse…” “See…there they are…Reticulated giraffes!” If I had been alone in Tsavo West National Park on a game […]

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Creatures of Kajiado’s Oloolua Forest

Above: Oloolua Forest’s Mbagathi Waterfalls. Copyright Silver Mmaitsi Published: Nation newspaper Saturday Magazine 25 June 2022 I’m enjoying the cool of the forest morning, listening to Mbagathi flow through the dense green foliage of the Oloolua forest on Nairobi’s southern side.  A slight movement in the bush catches my eye. A tiny face peeks out, […]

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Reaching Makindu in the 1890s

At the beginning – Makindu and the iconic Sikh Temple Above: Makindu gurdwara lit at night. Courtesy Raju Mangat Published: Saturday Nation media 13 May 2022 Gold-painted domes dazzle twixt the Chyulus and the Yatta Plateau, announcing that one is approaching Makindu on the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway where trucks and trains ply the route 24/7. […]

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Show of Beauty in times of War, photographer Alissa Everett at the Venice Biennale

Above: Yazidi Wedding Celebrations, Mosul, Iraq, 2003 Copyright Alissa Everett Published: The East African Nation 30 April-6 May 2022 Fresh out of university, graduating in political science and international relations, Nairobi-based American-born Alissa Everett took to the road in 2003, to capture events happening around the world. Armed with a camera, her first stop was […]

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A Steppe Eagle returns home to Russia from Kenya

Above: Steppe-Eagle.-Copyright-Shiv-Kapila- Published: The East African Nation 30 April -6 May 2021 A few weeks ago in March, Simon Thomsett – Kenya’s raptor guru and co-founder of Kenya Bird of Prey Trust – is elated. He’s been tracing an eagle’s fly-path from Kenya to Russia on his smartphone. He reports, ‘The eagle has now landed’. […]

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Mara after the Rains

Above: Risasi the Mara cheetah 28 Feb 2022. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday magazine – Nation newspaper 19 March 2022 Heavy rains drench the Mara in the early weeks of the year. “Elephants don’t like to get their feet wet,” jokes Edward the Maasai guide at Aruba Mara, the delightful tented camp on the banks […]

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