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Saddle up for Kenya’s Camel Derby

With the Olympics coming to a close, Kenya’s competitive spirit has turned to next weekend’s annual camel derby. The event promises to be a hump-jerking contest, bringing colour and action to the remote desert outpost of Maralal. This year celebrates the 22nd derby, marking a sporting event that challenges locals and visitors to a 10 km camel …

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5 point Guide to Understanding the Great Wildebeest Migration

Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest have begun to surge across the mighty Mara River, in a migration crossing that is truly one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world. Often portrayed as an event that takes place annually around the month of August, the Great Migration is really a continuous year-round cycle – driven by rains …

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I do Africa: Luchi the Kenyan beach boy

We met Hassan Luchi two years ago during our first visit to Kenya on a beach in Tiwi, just outside of Mombasa. Back then we helped him out a bit but weren’t really able to do much and sadly we lost contact after we left – constantly wondering how he is doing. The beaches here …

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Kenya: where Princess Elizabeth became a Queen

Sixty years ago, in February 1952, Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth learnt of her accession to the throne while in Kenya. Princess Elizabeth was just twenty-six years old, and had travelled to Africa along with her husband Prince Phillip. It was in Kenya, as part of a Commonwealth tour spanning four continents, when her father …

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Safari in style

One of the most spectacular wildlife shows on the planet can be seen in the Masai Mara where the rolling green plains dotted with lone acacia trees play host to an astonishing amount of wild animals. A welcoming party was waiting for us when we arrived at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, a place we called …

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Win a Masai Mara & Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Kenya and Uganda

WIN! A Two Week Masai Mara & Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Kenya and Uganda Safari interactive magazine and Nomad Africa Adventure Tours invite you on the overlanding trip of a lifetime! Leave Nairobi for 14 days in the wilds of the Masai Mara, the great Lakes of Kenya & Uganda, and a chance to trek …

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A Maasai Wedding: The bride wore beads

A Maasai wedding with its colourful ceremony based on ancient customs is a sight to behold. We were invited to the wedding of our friend Lekishon, a local Maasai and naturalist at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. The wedding party was made up of family and friends from the surrounding villages who joyously sang and danced, …

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Walking with Warriors

Walking with the Maasai among the incredible wildlife of the Loita Hills was an unforgettable experience. The remote village of Olorte is far off the beaten track but it was worth every bump in the road to get there. Olkoroi Wilderness Camp, named for the black-and-white colobus monkey, was set up to support the local …

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Rare spotless cheetah sighted in Kenya

Armed with a spotter plane made by the Israeli army (and coincidentally called Cheetah), a radio and a LandRover in hot pursuit, wildlife artist Guy Coombes went in search of the elusive ‘morph’ cheetah. “I was told about this incredible ‘morph’ phenomenon that has not been seen for over 90 years…the last one recorded was …

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Kenya in a Little Red Suzuki

For me, entering the world of the gainfully employed meant making the transition from freelance writer and professional beach bum, to Nairobi urbanite. It was a good move. I am now the associate editor of Destination Magazine. An occupation that allows me to combine a few of my favourite things – East African lifestyle, travel, and …

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