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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Wandering Through Kitale Nature Conservancy

Above: Kitale Nature Conservancy police. Copyright Maya Mangat Published: 26 January 2019 It’s been an exciting night camping in Saiwa Swamp National Park sandwiched between Mount Elgon and the Cherangani Hills. After a filling breakfast at the roadside kiosk near the park, we’re off to Mount Elgon, Africa’s eighth highest peak. A sign near Kitale […]

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The Sitatunga of Saiwa Swamp

Above: Sitatunga in Saiwa Swamp National Park. Copyright Maya Mangat Published: 12 January 2019 It’s the last days of 2018 and we’re en route in search of things still not seen over the many years. Topping the list is the sitatunga of Saiwa Swamp past Kitale. The sitatunga is special for it is strange and […]

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