Wandering in Vuria and Iyale on the Mist Mountains of the Taita Hills

Above: Tree Fern Forest in Vuria. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 29 December 2018 It’s a hide-and-seek game with the mist and the mountains. Standing at the base of Vuria, the rock peaks vanish in the white mist only to reappear and vanish time and again.  Vuria is the highest hill of the Taita Hills. The […]

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Terrific Time in the Mist-Clad Taita Hills

Part 1 of 2 Above: Ngangao Cliff face that is part of the Taita Hills. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 22 December 2018 Nestled in Ngangao on the ancient hills of the Easter Arc Mountains I love the forests of the Taita Hills because they are one of the most amazing places on earth. Rising from […]

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Held in the Rain in Ngangao

On the magical mist mountains of Taita Hills Above: The ancient crystalline rock face of Ngangao some 260 million years old in Taita Hills – during the time of the dinosaurs. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper, 19 May 2018     “It’s the nest of Taita thrush,” whispers Handrison Mwameso, the guide from […]

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Saving Spaces

in Nairobi’s urban sprawl Published Saturday magazine Nation newspaper 9 September 2017 Above: Saddle bill stork in Nairobi National Park. Copyright Sidney Shema Nairobi is the birding capital of the world with more than 500 species recorded of the feathered kind. Few cities can rival that. So when on a Wednesday morning it was announced […]

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