Above Lake Turkana from Eliye Springs Resort – Copyright Rupi Mangat
PublshedSaturday magazine Nation newspaper 6 January 2018
I’m in haven floating on the warm waters of the Jade Sea coined by Teleki. It’s the world’s largest permanent lake in the desert and the world’s largest alkaline body officially known as Lake Turkana on the northern reaches of Kenya’s once the ferocious Northern Frontier District. It’s now a World Heritage Site.
Above: Bright’s gazellle
Copyright: De Jong & Butynski
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Pubished Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 23 December 2017
An enticing kladeiscope of rugged hills, valleys, plateaus and plains
Standing on one of the many hills of Lolldaiga in east Laikipia, the view is unbelievable. In the 360-degree of my eye as l swivel around slowly on the windswept pinnacle, there’s the peaks of Mount Kenya to the south, followed by Mukogodo Forest and the iconic loaf-shaped Ololokwe in arid Samburu pointing north, and looking west over the ancient pre-Cambrian bare-faced hills of Lolldaiga, I catch glimpses of the Aberdares. Continue reading “Landscapes of Lolldaiga”→
Above: Elephant at entrance of Lake Arusha Naional Park
Copyright Rupi MangatArusha’s a fascinating city on the foothills of Mt Meru –Africa’s fifth highest mountain at (14,968 ft). A dormant volcano it’s a stunning backdrop to the city and a great mountain to explore.
Millions of years ago, our ancestors left their calling cards to unravel a world that once was
Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 9 December 2017
We’re in the depths of the Great Rift Valley driving to Olorgesailie prehistoric site 70 kilometers south of Nairobi, the city. The landscape changes from the green of Ngong Hills to the dry scrub of the valley’s floor edged by its walls and mountains where our ancestors lived millions of years ago.