Samburu Trails

From the archives in 2007 In memory of Rosalie Faull Okay – here’s a brain teaser.  What do you get when you cross a donkey with a horse?  Answer:  You get a smart ass!  Actually, you get a mule. “Mules are very tough animals,” explains Rosalie Faull who runs Samburu Trails, a trekking safari into […]

Read More

Camel Crazy in Maralal

Above: Maralal Camel Derby by Weldon Kennedy Published: 2007 Saturday Magazine, Nation Maralal’s one of those really interesting towns in the outback, a frontier perched in a valley near a great fault line that happens to be the Great Rift Valley with a stunning view of the deep gorge that on a windy day can […]

Read More

Let’s Go to Hell

Published: December 2007 Above: A boulder blocks the slot canyon at Hells Gate National Park, Kenya. by Heyandrewhyde Fiery mountains spitting out red-hot molten lava, earth-shattering forces from deep in the earth’s belly and floods have shaped what is a trip to ‘hell’. ‘Let’s go to hell,” says our local Maasai guide from the Olkaria […]

Read More

Earth – Healing The Rift: A Musical Performance For The Earth

Above: Njemps tribesmen light a ceremonial fire in front of a statue of Buddha at Laikipia Nature Conservancy From the archives 2007 March Our Earth, the only living planet in the galaxy of millions has never received so much attention as it is now.  That it is in dire straits goes without saying.  Climate change […]

Read More

Watamu Turtle Watch: A Hawksbill in the Spotlight

From my archives in April 2007 In 1997 ‘Watamu Turtle Watch’ was launched. It still operates under Local Ocean Conservation today. A whole load of journalists descend on this one little turtle happily snoozing under his shaded spot in the pool.  All we can see of this star-to-be-soon turtle are his flippers sticking out from […]

Read More