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.
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.
Above: Brackenhurst Conference Centre and Botanic Gardens in Tigoni, 25-km northwest of Nairobi Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday magazine, Nation media 28 October 2017 It’s popping with colour under the canvas of a gorgeous blue sky. Orange aloes in bloom attract an array of colourful sunbirds – Variable, Tacazze, Golden-winged and more. An African goshawk […]
Amidst the baobabs Published Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 7 October 2017 Above: Elephant dwarfed by centuries-old baobab tree near Randilen Wildlife Management Area by Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Picture Galib Mangat There are few grand arrivals as memorable as this. Stopping at the gate of Randilen Wildlife Management Area that hosts the stunning Tarangire Treetops […]
On the Marina to sail and golf, history and wildlife Published Saturday Nation magazine 16 September 2017 Above: New golf course at Lake Victoria Serena Resort and Spa near Entebbe, Uganda – copyright Rupi Mangat “Are you going to Entebbe?” asks the man on the side of the road that’s sandwiched between one of the […]
On the isle of Manda, a beautiful life Published 2 September 2017 Saturday magazine Nation newspaper Above: Beautiful beach by Diamonds on Manda Island opposite Lamu island on Kenya coast. Copyright Rupi Mangat The ocean tide flows in from the deep sea in the late afternoon putting aside any thought of visiting the little-known fort […]
Published Saturday Magazine,Nation newspaper 5 August 2017 “This part of town was called Utukuni,” states Hadija Ernst of Save Lamu, a coalition of 36 local NGOs to promote Lamu’s sustainable development, while protecting its culture, history and natural resources. Utukuni in Kiswahili means market. “It was a market street where the merchants had their warehouses.”
Published Saturday Magazine, Nation media 25 February 2017 Above: Coconut trees in the lawns by the Indian Ocean – picture copyright Rupi Mangat An osprey soars over the jagged tooth of the cliff, on the lookout for a fish from the ocean. I take off from my perch at the sunken bar facing the blue […]
January 2016 By the lakes of the Great Rift My plate, the Ploughman’s lunch is an artist’s delight with the colours of freshly picked salad, a chunk of cheese, cold ham and a wholesome slice of bread and sauces. We’re dining al-fresco on the lush lawns of the Ranch House Bistro in sight of Oloidien, […]