Fine Dining on Safari at Finch Hattons in Tsavo West

Above: Lunch at Finch Hatons Tsavo West – the Vietnamese summer roll. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African Nation magazine 19-25 March 2022 While African safaris are famed for their big game like lions and leopards, dining on safari is just as exciting…foods presented like work of art, desirable and delectable…even the gods melt. […]

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Sikh History in Tsavo

Above: Mzima Springs Tsavo West March 2022. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African Nation magazine 19-25 March 2022 “We are Sikhs,” I stated. This was in response to Taznim Mamuji of Finch Hattons, the uber-luxe camp under canvas lit with chandeliers in every suite. The camp accepts a minimum of two night stay. We […]

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Exploring the 2.4 million year old cave and grounds of Paradise Lost

Above: Mbai Cave facing waterfall at Paradise Lost. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday Nation magazine – 5 March 2022 After a two-year hiatus, the birders from Nature Kenya are out again. Driving into Paradise Lost set in the midst of a coffee plantation and grass pastures boasting gigantic trees in flower, the morning sun is […]

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Worry as studies show Kenya’s Maasai Giraffes on the verge of extinction

Above: Maasai giraffe on the plains of Mount Kilimanjaro in Selenkay Conservancy. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Daily Nation newspaper: 7 March 2022 The giraffe is one of the most featured wildlife in ancient rock art.   Our hunter-gatherer ancestors living in caves are the early artists who portrayed their world on the rocks. In faraway […]

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Uncovered: Kenya’s first report of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

Above: The 2005 photograph of Cuvier’s beaked whale starnded on Lamu Island Kenya. Courtesy Louis Van Aardt and Tim Collins Wildlife Conservation Society Published: Daily Nation 23 Feb 2022 A recent chat between long time Lamu resident Louis Van Aardt and Wildlife Conservation Society marine mammal expert Tim Collins, revealed a momentous marine report.  On […]

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Elephant’s best kept secret: Natural carbon capture agents

Above: Forest elephants meeting. Courtesy Elephant Protection Initiative Published: The East African Nation newspaper: 12-18 February 2022 Elephant Protection Initiative says species could save itself by leading carbon footprint turnaround Very few people have seen an African forest elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis. Living in the dense rainforests of the central African nations which are mostly politically […]

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Dance moves lighten up Liza Mackay art exhibition

A series of body movements painted on canvas, with the man in motion at the opening of the art exhibition of Liza Mackay’s latest work titled ‘Choreography’ at the Red Hill Art Gallery, Kiambu  Above: ”Choreography,” an art exhibition by Liza Mackay featuring Adam Chienjo at Red Hill, Kiambu. PHOTO | RUPI MANGAT Published: The […]

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FORT TERNAN: A tunnel to Kenya’s mixed colonial past

Above: At the train tunnel Fort Ternan. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African magazine,  Nation media: 15-21 Jan 2022 We’re travelling back into time at 14 million years ago at the home of the ancient ape called the Kenyapithecus, unearthed by the famous first family of fossil finders in Kenya, Louis and Mary Leakey. […]

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The Big Surprise that is Tendeno forest in Kericho County, western Kenya

Published: Satmag Nation media 15 Jan 2022 Above: Tinderet forest bordering Tendeno forest from Williomson Tea Estate near Nandi Hills. Courtesy Avnish Pandhal At the crack of dawn on the last day of 2021, the sun in the eastern sky bursts like a furnace of red-orange flames to begin its daily swoop over the earth. […]

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The House Crow – Invader from the East, Flying Fast into Kenya’s Interior

Above: House Crow photographed by Francis Cherutich in Marigat near Lake Baringo on 3 January 2022 Published: May 2013 The East African Nation News Alert: January 2022 – As predicted if no action was taken, the House Crow would spread into the interior in five to 10 years. It’s proved to be true as per […]

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