Jinja on the Nile

where the river starts Published 30 September 2017 Saturday magazine Nation newspaper Above: Building from the early 1900s – Barclays Bank on Jinja main street Copyright Rupi Mangat “Speke passed on the Buganda side and standing on a rock by the river asked ‘what is the name of this river?’,” relates Captain Masanja of Jinja […]

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The Train and Tuskers of Tsavo

The impact of the SGR on the mega-herbivore in the last of its stronghold – the mighty Tsavo Published The East African Nation media -31 Dec 2016-6Jan 2017 Caption above – Elephant crossing under the bridge of the new SGR crossing point.by Limo Elisha Under the searing sun of the Tsavo East National Park, a herd of […]

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Nairobi National Park

Celebrates 70 years Publsihed Nation Saturday Magazine 31 December 2016 A saffron sunrise announces another dawn in a city that’s fast changing face into a vertical cosmo. Amidst this high-rise landscape, Nairobi’s iconic national park by the same name celebrates its 70th anniversary and we’re in this natural world that only Nairobi can boast of. […]

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Combating illegal Trafficking in Cheetah Cubs

Above picture:Cheetah cubs confiscated from the illegal pet trade in the Somali region of Somaliland. The cub on the bottom had just died due to inadequate care. The other two cubs were eventually transferred to the Born Free Foundation sanctuary in Ethiopia.  © Günther Wirth. The horrific illegal trade in cheetah cubs and other endangered […]

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The Story of Aruba

Aruba’s past and present in Tsavo East National Park Published Saturday magazine Nation newspaper 24 December 2016 Aruba holds a special fascination because of the sighting of the critically endangered antelope, the hirola that number 300 to 500 in the wild with none in captivity.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List reads […]

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At Satao Camp

Deep in the heart of Tsavo East   It’s the night of the 21st of November when a dazzling red-orange meteor with a blazing tail zips across the sky making it an incredible OMG moment for no one in the group sitting around the camp fire at Satao Camp in Tsavo East has ever seen […]

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Happy Birthday Nairobi National Park

Celebrating her 70th ‘Birthday’ on the Saturday 17th December, 2016 Nairobi National Park will be celebrating her 70th ‘Birthday’ on the Saturday 17th December, 2016. We will mark this day with a peaceful Save Nairobi National Park/Commemoration Walk From Nyayo Stadium to Bomas of Kenya along Lang’ata Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This […]

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Kirepwe Island on Mida Creek, Watamu

Exploring ancient ruins By Rupi Mangat The plan is to have a feast of all things oceanic at the Crabshack at Dabasso Creek on the greater Mida Creek. I wade in the shallow water of the mangrove-lined creek to the dug-out canoe past village kids splashing around for a sunset sail on the water before […]

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Musanze Caves in Rwanda

Exploring Musanze Caves, Buhanga Eco-Park and Red Rocks Community Camp Published Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 3 December 2016 Basking in the afterglow of having been in the company of the critically endangered Mountain gorillas on the high slopes of Volcanoes National Park in north-western Rwanda, we’re now in the belly of the ancient caves that […]

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Amboseli’s Swamps

Part 2 of 2 Published Nation 26 Nov 2016   Kilimanjaro is resplendent in the blazing morning sun – but its snow cap’s on the peak of Kibo has melted to a thin teardrop. The Maasai bring their cattle into the park under the watch of the Kenya Wildlife Service rangers. As the skeletal cattle […]

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