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KQ

KQ

From JAMES LANKA, in Kilimanjaro-Tanzania. Kenya Airways (KQ)’s newly launched direct flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro will open up the Tanzania’s northern legendary tourism circuit to more tourists. Key players say that KQ’s six...

SARAH EDWARDS – TRAVELERS TALES – EIGHTY DEGREES NORTH

SARAH EDWARDS – TRAVELERS TALES – EIGHTY DEGREES NORTH

EIGHTY DEGREES NORTH Lying across the eighty degrees north parallel of the Arctic Circle is the archipelago of Svalbard, including the island of Spitsbergen, which has to be one of the most remarkable places...

FOCUS ON TOURISM IN TANZANIA: TANAPA TO PROP UP MORE TOURIST CIRCUITS

FOCUS ON TOURISM IN TANZANIA: TANAPA TO PROP UP MORE TOURIST CIRCUITS

From JAMES LANKA, in Moshi-Kilimanjaro. Ten out of the country’s 15 National Parks are located in the Southern and Western Circuits but almost all Tanzanian bound tourists end up visiting only the Northern Circuit...

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – INTO THE WOODS

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – INTO THE WOODS

Disconnecting to Connect   I’d put earplugs in when I went to sleep, because Marcus snores like a chainsaw with a sinus infection, so I didn’t hear Lauren the first three times she screamed...

#1 – SPEAK SWAHILI DAMMIT

#1 – SPEAK SWAHILI DAMMIT

EXCERPT from:   ‘Speak Swahili, Dammit!’ by James Penhaligon.   In 1951 the author, born of Cornish parents, was taken at six months old to live on a remote gold mine in the then...

BIG IDEA/COVER STORY – COTTAR’S CONSERVATION

BIG IDEA/COVER STORY – COTTAR’S CONSERVATION

Cottars Conservation   Opposite the sweeping veranda of Cottars 1920’s Camp in Olderkesi spans one of the most spectacular views of the Maasai Mara as it gradually drifts into the plains of the Serengeti...

First do no harm: Meet the doctor going the extra mile to save Kenyans from themselves

First do no harm: Meet the doctor going the extra mile to save Kenyans from themselves

  First do no harm: Meet the doctor going the extra mile to save Kenyans from themselves By Brian Obara Accidents on Kenyan roads are starting to play a cruel joke on logic. Conventional...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR – EXCERPT 4 – ‘New Hope’

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR – EXCERPT 4 – ‘New Hope’

Excerpt  No. 4  ‘New Hope’   There is light on the horizon for Amboseli, for there are descendants from the older more genuine Maasai families—the ones who produced the leaders in the past—who still...

WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV AMONG ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSERS IN MOMBASA

WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV AMONG ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSERS IN MOMBASA

WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV AMONG ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSERS IN MOMBASA     Campaigns against substance abuse in Kenya, tend to focus on the cheap, illicit alcoholic drinks sold secretly near many trading centers in...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? – EXCERPT 2 – ‘Dust Clouds Gather’

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? – EXCERPT 2 – ‘Dust Clouds Gather’

Excerpt 2   ‘Dust Clouds Gather’   In the 1950s The Kisongo Maasai had watched the growing number of visitors to Amboseli with a mixture of interest and apprehension. Many were inquisitive to see the...