Il Ngwesi – Traversing the wilderness in search of white rhinos

Above –Emmy and Marion the southern white rhinos at Il Ngwesi. Copyright Richard Hough Published – Satmag Nation – 27 August 2022

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Up the Aberdares

Excitement as it gets higher Above: Yogi Hikers with Gacheke Jennifer Simmons in middle founder of Yogi Hikers on the Aberdares. Courtesy Desire Wainaina Published: Satmag Nation Newspaper 9 July 2022 It’s freezing on a cold June morning despite the sun and blue sky as we enter the Aberdare National Park through Wandare Gate. It’s […]

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Creatures of Kajiado’s Oloolua Forest

Above: Oloolua Forest’s Mbagathi Waterfalls. Copyright Silver Mmaitsi Published: Nation newspaper Saturday Magazine 25 June 2022 I’m enjoying the cool of the forest morning, listening to Mbagathi flow through the dense green foliage of the Oloolua forest on Nairobi’s southern side.  A slight movement in the bush catches my eye. A tiny face peeks out, […]

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Reaching Makindu in the 1890s

At the beginning – Makindu and the iconic Sikh Temple Above: Makindu gurdwara lit at night. Courtesy Raju Mangat Published: Saturday Nation media 13 May 2022 Gold-painted domes dazzle twixt the Chyulus and the Yatta Plateau, announcing that one is approaching Makindu on the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway where trucks and trains ply the route 24/7. […]

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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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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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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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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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