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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A Collection From the Old Days at Kitale Museum

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.

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On The Heights of Elgon

Above: Mount Elgon. Copyright Maya Mangat Published: 2 February 2019 The grand massif dominates the western skyline around Kitale. Superlatives describe it as the oldest extinct volcano in East Africa dated at 24 million years ago – much older than the 19,340-foot tall, three-million-year old Kilimanjaro that is Africa’s tallest. With an eighty kilometre diameter, […]

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Kapenguria’s Famous Address: The Kapenguria Museum

Above: Kapenguria Museum – The Heroes Cells of the Kapenguria Six on trial. Copyright Maya Mangat  Published: 19 January 2019 We’re at Barnley’s farm near Saiwa Swamp famous for its rare herd of sitatunga, the marsh-loving antelope with its water-repellent coat and splayed hooves when we learn that the road from Kitale to Kapenguria and […]

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