In the Papyrus Swamp in Kisumu on Lake Victoria

  A lush green swamp on the world’s largest tropical lake Published: Satmag Nation newspaper 1 May 2021 A few minutes down the new tarmac road from the lakeshore city of Kisumu, we’re at Dunga Beach by the enormous fish sculpture made of waste material found on the beach to mark Flipflopi’s entry into Kisumu. […]

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Endangered and little known: Roan antelope

By RUPI MANGAT Above: The gate at Ruma National Park of the roan antelope. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African Nation 14 April 2008 Only 40 surviving today – 2020. If you think that only the African Rhino and elephant are endangered or a target of poachers, you are wrong. There are many other […]

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Stray off the beaten path on the upper reaches of Western Kenya

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 […]

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Ruma the famous park for Roan, Rhino and Rothschild

Published: 15 September 2018 At the Nyatote gate of Ruma National Park in Lambwe Valley near Lake Victoria, metal casts of the roan antelope (Hippotragus equines langheldi) are nailed to the gates. This subspecies of the handsome antelope with a face that looks like it was painted by a make-up artist is only found in […]

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From Mbita to Mfangano on Lake Victoria

Published: 8 September 2018 It’s a world full of sights and sounds. In the first light of the day the lake is as still as glass without a ripple under an intense blue sky. The shrill of the African fish eagle pierces through the quietness of the morning. Out on the beach by the light […]

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