Above: Giraffes on top of Lukenya Hill. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 1 December 2018 We’re on the hill lurking in Nairobi’s south-eastern skyline where ancient humans lived. I’ve always been intrigued by Lukenya Hill, the flat-topped rocky outcrop emerging from the Athi-Kapiti plains. In my mind’s eye, l see our ancestor, the Homo erectus scanning […]
Above: Black rhino and her calf in Nairobi National Park with Nairobi city in the horizon. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published Nation Newspaper – Saturday magazine – 21 November 1998 The Nairobi National Park – a rare place where modern skyscrapers brush shoulders with the creatures of the wild The uninterrupted flow of the sky, the […]
Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 24 March 2018 Above: Hippos ashore. Copyright Rupi Mangat It’s late returning to Nairobi from upcountry. We find a campsite to spend the night on the fringes of the freshwater Lake Naivasha, the highest of the Great Rift Valley lakes in Kenya. There’s just enough daylight for a walk around the […]
Published Saturday Magazine, Nation newspaper 10 February 2018 A narrow gorge slits the earth below the smooth black road surrounded by the massifs of the Elgeyo-Marakwet that winds its way up to Iten the home of champions who have dominated the stage of world-class runners.
Part 2 of 2 Published Saturday magazine Nation media 20 January 2018 Above: The peak of IYale – second highest of Taita Hills Copyright Rupi Mangat Older than the age of dinosaurs these hills continue to fascinate nature lovers With a few more days in the hills with a mission to spot Taita apalis, our […]
Above: Brackenhurst Conference Centre and Botanic Gardens in Tigoni, 25-km northwest of Nairobi Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday magazine, Nation media 28 October 2017 It’s popping with colour under the canvas of a gorgeous blue sky. Orange aloes in bloom attract an array of colourful sunbirds – Variable, Tacazze, Golden-winged and more. An African goshawk […]
Amidst the baobabs Published Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 7 October 2017 Above: Elephant dwarfed by centuries-old baobab tree near Randilen Wildlife Management Area by Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Picture Galib Mangat There are few grand arrivals as memorable as this. Stopping at the gate of Randilen Wildlife Management Area that hosts the stunning Tarangire Treetops […]
The dire need for government to recognize the problem of poison Published in The East African-Nation Media 16-22 September 2017 It was in 2005 while researching for her doctorate on Mackinder’s Eagle Owls around Nyeri in Kenya’s central highlands that Darcy Ogada realized there was a problem at hand – that of poisoning. “I was […]