Magic in the Mara

Above: Female elephant in Talek River, Maasai Mara – Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 15 December 2018 It’s sunrise but there’s still a full moon in the sky. The dawn light is magical while the sprawl of the Mara is enchanting. In the soft light, the gazelles gambol and the warthogs graze on knees bent, their […]

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Mara Fast Five and the Talek Hyena Clan

Above: One of the Fast Five in Maasai Mara. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 24 November 2018 Within minutes of driving past the fenced lands of the Maasai and Sekanani gate, we’re in the great Mara. It’s phenomenal that the difference can be so stark. One side is people, cattle and fences where until a decade […]

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Karanja at the Nairobi Museum

Above:Karanja the black rhino – his skeleton next to a model of a white rhino – copyright Rupi Mangat Pubished 17 November 2018 In keeping with his celebrity status, Karanja the black rhino charmed important dignitaries that included the ambassadors to Kenya from Italy, Ethiopia and Algeria, researchers, curious guests and all to his opening […]

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West Side Story

Published: The East African (Nation Media) Friends wanted a holiday with a difference. Not the usual coast and game parks. Since it was August, high on the list was the migration. That is, the annual migration of the wildebeest trekking in from neighbouring Serengeti into the Mara following the grass route that is their diet. […]

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The Jaw-Dropping Migration of the Wildebeest

Part 1 of 2 Above: The annual Mara Migration of the wildebeest from the Serengeti Copyright Rupi Mangat There is excitement in the air. We’ve been on the plains since sunrise, watching the sun shed its light on the vast grass plains of the Maasai Mara, tinting the long stalks gold and warming the earth. […]

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Rain in the Maasai Mara

Above: One of the five famous cheetah band at rest in Masai Mara. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday, Nation newspaper – Saturday 23 June 2018 Rain clouds hurtle down the escarpment to fill the deep valley. Everything gets shrouded in white. We are looking over the famous Great Rift Valley that can be seen from […]

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Nightlife at Siana Springs, Maasai Mara

Above: Elephant feeding in the lush swamp in Siana Springs Conservancy Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday Magazine 16 June 2018   Nestled in the craggy hills of Ngama from where the springs that give the wildlife haven its name, Siana, the sound of water and the wind add to the drama of the day. I […]

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