Raptor Rescue

Above: Hunting Fish Eagle, Lake Naivasha. Copyright Shiv Kapila  Injured Raptors find safe centres to recover with The Kenya Bird of Prey Trust Published: the East African Nation June 2021 Kenya is one of the most raptor-rich countries in the world. Of the 330 known species of raptors (another word for birds of prey), 83 […]

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Fishermen contribute to citizen science for dolphin and whale conservation in Kenya

Above: Humpback whale in Watamu, Kenya coast, Indian Ocean, doing its back flip Copyright Jane Spilsbury/Watamu Marine Association Published: The East African Nation media 2-9 July 2021 Since 2013, the global community is charting the way forward for Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) to safeguard their vital oceanic world By Rupi Mangat         Until a decade […]

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The leopard hunts in darkness

At Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary by Naivasha’s lakeshore wilderness Above: Sailing on Lake Oloidien. Courtesy Oloidien Wildlife Sanctuary Published: Satmag Nation 2 July 2021 By Rupi Mangat         www.rupitheafricantrotter.com Darkness descends.  “There it is…,” exclaims Bernard Chege Mburu, a veteran safari guide of 15 years at the18,000-acre Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary twixt Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National […]

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Michuki Plays Host to Crocodile … along Nairobi River

Above: Crocodile at Michuki Park Nairobi 8 May 2021Credit Joy Arividza Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 12 June 2021 The clouds threatened to burst on the Saturday morning in Nairobi but did not, for it would have made birding very hard in the rain. Standing at the entrance of Nairobi Museum that is nearly a […]

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A Volcano Erupts – Nyiragongo fury

Above: Nyiragongo erupting. Image by Ranjeet Mangat Published in The East African Nation media – 31 May 2021 “I was driving with my friend when we saw fire coming from Nyiragongo.” It’s Ranjeet Singha Mangat my 24-year-old relative on the phone from Goma recounting the ordeal since Nyiragongo erupted on Saturday night, 22 May, in […]

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Flaming Amboseli Bursting with Flamingos

Published Satmag Nation newspaper 29 May 2021 Above: Flamingos in Amboseli. Image by Denis Bouillon It’s a new dawn with climate change and Amboseli’s got a fresh look with flamingos everywhere under the gaze of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak. The ubiquitous dust pans and spiralling dust devils are absent. Instead it’s lush and green with water […]

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A Billion Birds listed on Global Big Day 2021

Above: Eastern pale chanting goshawk in Selenkay Conservancy. Copyright Denis Bouillon.  It gets bigger and better with more birders spreading their wings to record as many species as possible in 24 hours Published in The East African Nation media 22 29 May 2021 At the stroke of midnight on 8th May, Steve Methu logged on […]

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Safari to Selenkay Conservancy

Above: Maasai giraffe and Kilimanjaro. Copyright Denis Bouillon From Porini Amboseli Camp Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 15 May 2021 Kilimanjaro raises her beautiful snowy peak, revealing her full figure under a gorgeous blue sky. In one frame, Kibo the roof of Africa with her shorter siblings – Mawenzi and Shiro – shoulder her on […]

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In the Papyrus Swamp in Kisumu on Lake Victoria

  A lush green swamp on the world’s largest tropical lake Published: Satmag Nation newspaper 1 May 2021 A few minutes down the new tarmac road from the lakeshore city of Kisumu, we’re at Dunga Beach by the enormous fish sculpture made of waste material found on the beach to mark Flipflopi’s entry into Kisumu. […]

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Taste of Romance on the isle of Lamu

Published: The East African Nation magazine: 13 – 19 Feb 2021 February, tis the season of love with Valentine fixed on its calendar. I’m on the isle of Lamu, stepping into Subira House, a 19th century house that belonged to the liwali (governor) of Lamu and lovingly restored by the Aarts, the Swedish-Dutch couple who […]

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