The Rhino Poaching Epidemic

The Rhino Poaching Epidemic

In a recent announcement, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced the micro-chipping of every horn of every rhino in the country. This is an increasingly high tech solution to the epidemic of rhino poaching which is afflicting every country in Africa and which...

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A Special Gorilla Family

A Special Gorilla Family

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of a very special family, the Mubare family group in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south western corner of Uganda. They are of course, gorillas. Why are they so special? They were the first official group or family to...

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Riding in Africa

Riding in Africa

In the north east of South Africa, known as the Limpopo province, you will find a mountainous range called the Waterberg. It was so called by the original Afrikaner settlers because of the abundant sources of water; a geological rarity and life giving necessity  in...

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Amazing pictures of Lions

Amazing pictures of Lions

One of my most formative experiences with these magnificent beasts was about thirty years ago in the Kora Game Reserve in north eastern Kenya working for the internationally renowned game ranger , George Adamson. Our battered Land Rover had broken down (again) about...

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10 reasons to visit Kenya

10 reasons to visit Kenya

Kenya remains the premier safari and beach destination in East Africa. Over 1.6m foreign tourists visited the country in 2010, testifying to the country’s enduring popularity. In no particular order, here are 10 good reasons to visit: 1. The Great Rift Valley is...

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Most Beautiful Beaches In Kenya

Most Beautiful Beaches In Kenya

Kenya has been much in the news over the last few weeks for the wrong reasons. A sad and tragic terrorist attack has impacted the country’s image. This is doubly unfortunate as Kenya remains the most popular of all tourist destinations in east Africa and as most...

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African Animals in Decline

African Animals in Decline

Our friends at Africa Geographic Magazine recently published a list of African animals in decline. This is not the same as endangered which is defined as “a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction”. This “African...

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Top Restaurants In Kampala

Top Restaurants In Kampala

The capital of the pearl of Africa is booming. Like many other African cities, a burgeoning middle class enlarged by a stable Ugandan government and consistent economic growth over the last two decades, has created a dynamic city. Every day, you can see new cranes on...

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Nairobi Rebuilds Airport

Nairobi Rebuilds Airport

The fire which devastated Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and in particular the international arrivals and immigration terminal on the 7th August, has served as a catalyst for renovations and improvements for the whole airport. Like a phoenix rising from the...

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Death of a Cheetah

Death of a Cheetah

When you live in Africa, love the smell of nature and its strong call, and perhaps even more importantly, understand the natural cycles; you see death of wildlife as part of the natural order. The strong conquer the weak, the old give space to the young. Yet, when you...

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