Barefoot on the Beach in Malindi, Kenya

Above: Barefoot Beach Camp dining by the beach at Ungwana Bay near Malindi Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday Magazine, Nation media 11 January 2020 The sand dunes stretch along the ocean and l’m barefoot on the beach. It’s the ethos of being at the Barefoot Beach Camp, an unpretentious little camp tucked away in a […]

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Leisurely Lunch at Malindi Sea Fishing Club: One of the oldest in the country with an exciting deco of the great fish in the ocean

Above: The Blue marlin, the ‘Grander’ and a shark at Malindi Sea Fishling Club. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African Nation – 28 September 2019 I’m very hot and very hungry. It’s the middle of the day and l’m exhausted from playing tour guide to a friend, showing her places of interest in a […]

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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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In Malindi, Zimbabwe’s Unique Stone Sculptures

Above: Stone Sculpture from Zimbabwe. Courtesy: Carola Rasmussen Published: 4 May 2019 Tucked away near Malindi’s powdered white beaches and tropical  blue waters that are more famous for sun worshippers and ocean sports including all the sharks, whales and dolphins that swim by, l’m in a garden that’s an open art gallery of the most […]

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Chasing After Shrews and Elephants in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest

Published 6 October 2018 Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper Above: Copyright Nobert Rottcher -Golden-rumped elephant shrew in Arabuko-Sokoke forest When friends in Malindi announced they were off to Arabuko-Sokoke forest I was on it – and for one sole reason – to look for the ‘only to be found here in the world’ animal, the Golden-rumped […]

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