And you’ll discover the mountain shared by Kenya and Uganda, rare wildlife and wild plants plus a bit of history in the struggle for freedom Above: Mount Elgon. Copyright Maya Mangat Published: The East African magazine – Nation media 6 April 2019 Western Kenya’s most famous landmark is Victoria the great African lake shared by […]
Above: The dinosaur at Kitale Museum. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 9 February 2019 The Maasai of old called it Ol Doinyo Ilgoon which morphed into Mount Elgon that frames the town of Kitale. By a stretch of imagination, the Maasai saw its shape as that of a woman’s breast.
Published 7 July 2018 Sun-burnished mangrove leaves float like skeins of gold thread on the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We’re sailing from Lamu Stone Town on Lamu Island to Manda Island that lies across the channel. Our boatman points to the village settled by the Luo from the shores of Lake Victoria in […]
Published: Saturday Nation newspaper magazine 28 June 2018 It was the coldest of days in Nairobi. A June Sunday with a sky pasted in white cloud dropping a fine drizzle on the earthlings. But being the third Sunday of the month it could not be wasted because that’s the day when we, the Nature Kenya […]
Searching for the skulls caves in Taita Hills Published: 12 May 2018 Saturday Nation magazine Nation newspaper, Kenya Above: Taita Hills – the magical mist mountains – copyright Rupi Mangat The plan is to enjoy the indigenous forest of Vuria. I have no intention of puffing up to the peak which is the highest of […]
Amazing Skies, Savannas and Species Published Nation newspaper-Saturday magazine 28 April 2018 Above: Impala herd browsing in Nairobi National Park with Nairobi skyline Copyright Rupi Mangat Armed with the colour printout of some common reptiles of Nairobi National Park by the reptilian guru Stephen Spawls, co-author of the amazing 500-page tome of ‘A Field Guide […]
Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 24 March 2018 Above: Hippos ashore. Copyright Rupi Mangat It’s late returning to Nairobi from upcountry. We find a campsite to spend the night on the fringes of the freshwater Lake Naivasha, the highest of the Great Rift Valley lakes in Kenya. There’s just enough daylight for a walk around the […]
Published: Saturday Magazine, Nation newspaper 17 March 2018 Above: The Palace in Gedi Copyright Rupi Mangat In the eventide, a skein of white wings glide over the blue of Watamu Bay to settle on the huge jagged Hemingway rock. Curious, l zoom in on the birds that appear as dots with the naked eye, l get […]
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.