A Stroll along Sabaki River Mouth: Kenya’s biggest estuary and an Important Bird Area (IBA)

Above: Sabaki Estuary. Copyright Rupi Mangat From the archives: May 2010 On the mudflats of the Sabaki, a strong sun beats down so fierce that it makes the water over the sand sparkle. On the bridge above, cars and matatus speed over the estuary – Kenya’s biggest – unaware of the stunning vistas below and […]

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Sailing Up Tana Delta

Above: Bajuni fishing boat at Kipini. Copyright Rupi Mangat From the archives: January 2014 It’s 7 a.m. and we’re at the mooring bay in Kipini where the fishermen take a break from the deep sea and for their dhows and mashuas to be repaired. Their lives are centred around their fishing vessels with makeka’s spread […]

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Launch of Kenya Women Birders

A regional entry into the world of birding Published: The East African Nation magazine 20 April 2019 The fastest growing sector in tourism now is birding. With an estimated eight million American bird watchers looking for new vistas to fly to in search of the feathered kind, East Africa is a top destination. Then there […]

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The Happy Herons of Manguo Swamp

Above: Grey Crowned Crane on its nest (not in Manguo Swamp because they don’t nest there) Copyright: International Crane Foundation / Endangered Wildlife Trust Partnership Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 31 March 2018 It’s a cold and rainy March morning but some of us need to escape the dull city skies. So meeting the Nature Kenya […]

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