Wandering in Vuria and Iyale on the Mist Mountains of the Taita Hills

Above: Tree Fern Forest in Vuria. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 29 December 2018 It’s a hide-and-seek game with the mist and the mountains. Standing at the base of Vuria, the rock peaks vanish in the white mist only to reappear and vanish time and again.  Vuria is the highest hill of the Taita Hills. The […]

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Terrific Time in the Mist-Clad Taita Hills

Part 1 of 2 Above: Ngangao Cliff face that is part of the Taita Hills. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 22 December 2018 Nestled in Ngangao on the ancient hills of the Easter Arc Mountains I love the forests of the Taita Hills because they are one of the most amazing places on earth. Rising from […]

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Scaling Iyale

Published 7 April 2018 Saturday Nation magazine In the Taita Hills I’m back with a mission. Staring at the gigantic bare rock face of Iyale, one of the high peaks of the Taita Hills, l’m sizing it up to summit it. The Taita Hills is the amazing chain of massifs that make the Eastern Arc […]

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Hiking in the Hills of Taita

  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, […]

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