Countries Archives: Kenya

Government solution to traffic congestion in Maasai Mara

Traffic lights will be introduced in the Maasai Mara to control tourist vehicles during the annual wildlife migration when hundreds of thousands of animals make their way through the national reserve.

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Training dogs to save rhinos

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary is fighting rhino poaching with a revolutionary conservation strategy via the introduction of multi-role dogs.

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Mourning elephants in the Maasai Mara

A bizarre elephant death ritual plays out in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve as a herd of elephants pay respect to an elephant carcass.

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Dane adopts an elephant

Dane, aged 8, tells us about his adopted elephant who lives in Kenya at the David Sheldrick orphanage.

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A playful pride of lion cubs

An adorable selection of images featuring some playful lion cubs in Kenya’s Masai Mara.

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Hanging out with the Maasai

A young boy’s experience in Kenya – meeting the Maasai and hanging with his dad, a wildlife photographer.

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Richard Turere: Young Wildlife Hero

Richard Turere hates African lions, yet this thirteen-year-old Kenyan has become one of the wildlife heroes protecting African lions. Like most village boys his age, Richard is responsible for safeguarding his family’s livestock. “We are enemies, “ he says about the large-cat predators who come out of the nearby Nairobi National Park to prey on cows, goats …

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Life in the Masai Mara: Talking to Guide Book Authors

Last February while in the Masai Mara, I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Vicki and Adam Scott Kennedy, the authors of the just released African safari books: Animals of the Masai Mara, and Birds of the Masai Mara. Many people, including myself, dream of living and working in the African bush. But few people make it …

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What it Takes to be a Gerenuk

Last Tuesday I spotted a picture of a really odd, gazelle-like guy on the Africa Geographic facebook page. Standing on his hind-legs, browsing from the top branches of a bush, he looked a bit like a ballet-dancing buck, as someone quite aptly commented. Turns out he’s a gerenuk Litocranius Walleri. Also turns out that his …

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An African Love Story, Dame Daphne Sheldrick

An African Love Story

Blogger Lori Robinson so enjoyed the warm, passionate autobiography of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of the David Sheldrick Elephant Trust in Kenya, that she reviews it here for you. An African Love Story is Kenya-born Daphne Sheldrick’s memoir about how love for her country, animals and men, including her soul mate, would eventually define and focus …

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