Fine Dining on Safari at Finch Hattons in Tsavo West

Above: Lunch at Finch Hatons Tsavo West – the Vietnamese summer roll. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African Nation magazine 19-25 March 2022 While African safaris are famed for their big game like lions and leopards, dining on safari is just as exciting…foods presented like work of art, desirable and delectable…even the gods melt. […]

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Sikh History in Tsavo

Above: Mzima Springs Tsavo West March 2022. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: The East African Nation magazine 19-25 March 2022 “We are Sikhs,” I stated. This was in response to Taznim Mamuji of Finch Hattons, the uber-luxe camp under canvas lit with chandeliers in every suite. The camp accepts a minimum of two night stay. We […]

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Snows of Kilimanjaro from Tsavo West

Above; Snow-capped Kilimanjaro from Tsavo West Kimana bandas April 2020. Courtesy Severin Safari Lodge Published: The East African Nation media By Rupi Mangat It was predicted that the snows of Kilimanjaro would vanish by 2020…but look at what’s happened Kilimanjaro’s snow hat is perfectly on its head – that is on its dome-shaped Kibo also […]

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Tsavo in the Rain

With the vultures watching The White-backed Vultures atop the trees by the side of the red road of Tsavo give the game away. There has to be something in the sea of grass. We stop. It’s stunning scenery – a low ridge of black lava outcrop, long luscious grass topped with purple heads and one […]

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Chasing Chameleons on Chyulu Hills

Above: Chyulu Hills from Kilaguni Serena Lodge in Tsavo West Copyright Rupi Mangat “Look out for chameleons on every tree and bush,” l asked the Kenya Wildlife Service ranger as we drove very carefully through the tall lush grass growing over what is supposed to be the road. Heavy grey clouds sat atop the stately […]

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