Above: Restaurant at Hemingways with life size caste models of deep-sea fish and aquarium with coral fish. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 24 February 2018 Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper What’s in Watamu? Whales and snakes, ocean and forest, creeks and sultanates and endless beautiful days.
Above: Paragliders on Elgeyo Marakwet escarpment getting ready to take off. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 17 February 2018 The sun appears from the eastern sky over the Tugen Hills with the valley straddled between it and the Elgeyo-Marakwet escarpment. A strong wind brews and a group of paragliders ready themselves for the […]
Published Saturday Magazine, Nation newspaper 10 February 2018 A narrow gorge slits the earth below the smooth black road surrounded by the massifs of the Elgeyo-Marakwet that winds its way up to Iten the home of champions who have dominated the stage of world-class runners.
In ancient sands that reveal our past Above: The anicent earth of Turkana by the Turkwel River flowiing into Lake Turkana Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 3 February 2018 Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper The eagle’s eye-view from the air is fascinating – vast horizons of sand, thorn trees, plains and hills. Closer to landing time at […]
Amongst local wild residents Above: Grounds of Voyager Ziwani on the edge of Tsavo West Copyright Rupi Mangat Published Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 27 January 2018 It’s the last days of 2017 in December. Centuries-old gigantic baobab trees are cloaked in thick green leaves. At most times, the tree stands with bare branches in the arid […]
Part 2 of 2 Published Saturday magazine Nation media 20 January 2018 Above: The peak of IYale – second highest of Taita Hills Copyright Rupi Mangat Older than the age of dinosaurs these hills continue to fascinate nature lovers With a few more days in the hills with a mission to spot Taita apalis, our […]
Part 1 of 2 An ancient massif of endemic plants and animals Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 13 January 2018 Above: Taita apalis – criticaly endangered – fewer than 200 survive today in fragmented forests of the Taita Hills in an area of five square kilometers (copyright Luca Borghesio) The mist swirls and whirls, […]
Above: Cruel taste – a sloth dressed in pink bow with a tourist. Wath the horrendous clip below on how the sloths are captured and put in sacks to be sold in the tourist trade Published in The East African Nation media December 16, 2017 There’s a right way and the wrong way of doing it…as […]