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Revealing Nairobi

Revealing Nairobi

Jackson Biko relishes any opportunity to invite visitors to spend time getting to know Kenya’s capital. Here are his pointers. ‘Nairobi’, in Maa, the language of the Maasai, means ’cool water’. The water referred to is the Nairobi River,...

Borana Lodge, Laikipia, Kenya

Borana Lodge, Laikipia, Kenya

Successful eco-tourism enterprises across Africa harness the power of tourism to provide economic development for local communities while protecting our wilderness areas and the wildlife they sustain. There are numerous inspiring examples of this right across the continent; for us,...

How to be a guide

How to be a guide

Sue Watt spends a week with the team at Alex Walker’s Serian in Mara North Conservancy as part of their annual Pyramids of Life refresher course. She learns about animal behaviour and what it takes to be a guide....

Kenya with teens

Kenya with teens

Watamu is a great place to take your children on an educational family holiday. Linda Markovina recounts her time there, as well as recommending some other key spots along the coast. Photographs by the writer The mangroves begin to...

Serengeti vs Kruger

Serengeti vs Kruger

Africa’s most iconic safari destination? It’s a tough call, but the Serengeti and Kruger National Parks can both stake a strong claim to the title. Here, Philip Briggs pits the two safari heavyweights against each other. The Serengeti, dominating...

In among the Samburu

In among the Samburu

The thrill of walking with camels in the stark lands of northern Kenya will linger forever in your heart and memory, says Lucia van der Post Of all the journeys I have been lucky enough to make to Africa,...

Pastures new

Pastures new

Jonathan and Angela Scott discuss the ever-increasing importance of tourism in supporting the future of Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara Friends of Kenya have been shocked by the recent poisoning of eight lions from the Marsh Pride, prompting us to...

The bigger picture

Rhino on Borana Conservancy

Protection of the wilderness and wildlife we cherish is increasingly falling to private conservancies. To find out what they are like to visit, we sent Craig Rix to Laikipia Dry earth crunched under foot. The ankle-high grass glistened yellow...

Walking with the Maasai

Walking with the Maasai

Author and travel writer Stuart Butler, along with his Maasai friend Josphat Mako, recently concluded a trek across traditional lands belonging to Kenya's Maasai in a quest to gain an in-depth understanding of how the Maasai live...

The allure of Laikipia

Rhinos in Laikipia, Kenya

Covering 8000sq km northwest of Mount Kenya, this upland region of golden savannah and rocky bush offers an enticing blend of remote escapes and high adventure. Richard Trillo uncovers the 22 best experiences in this often-overlooked Kenyan jewel Trek...

25 Reasons to visit Kenya

25 Reasons to visit Kenya

Kenya is a microcosm of Africa. It has more than fifty of the world’s most breathtaking national parks, harbours some of Earth’s most threatened wildlife and promises an experience that’s both spiritually moving and visually luminous. So, in case...

Kenya by design

Kenya by design

Kenya expert and author Richard Trillo draws on his extensive experience to create a list of ideal destinations for you. Categories include: Kenya for first timers, Kenya for adventurers, Kenya for animal lovers, Kenya for families, Kenya for safari...

Kenya: My Kenya

Kenya: My Kenya

We asked Jackson Biko, one of Kenya’s rising writing talents, to show us around a few of his favourite haunts. His five stories take us from the beaches of Lake Victoria to the shores of the Indian Ocean, and...

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