Category: PLACES

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...

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...

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...

LETTER FROM JO’BURG COMMUTER STORY

LETTER FROM JO’BURG COMMUTER STORY

SOUTH AFRICA’S DILEMMA: A LOVE OF MOTORING AND REVOLTING COMMUTERS WHO CAN’T PAY, WON’T PAY By Mwangi Githahu April 30, 2012 might as well be doomsday if you are motorist in South Africa’s Gauteng...

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

An Investor’s Perspective Q: What are the key changes that you would make to the management of the Massai Mara? A: The first change would be to raise its status so that national interest...

Redefining Public Infrastructure

Redefining Public Infrastructure

In early 2008, Kenya had an unprecedented outbreak of violence following a bitterly contested presidential election’s narrow margin of officially declared and promptly disputed victory. This violence posed both a political as well as...

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 1 – To Suffer Progress

AMBOSELI – A MIRACLE TOO FAR? EXCERPT 1 – To Suffer Progress

Amboseli – A Miracle too far ? Excerpt 1    ‘To Suffer Progress’ In 1906 the British administration created the Southern Game Reserve which covered a large part of southern Kenya and included the area...

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

THE MAASAI AND THE MARA – AN INVESTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

An Investor’s Perspective Q: What are the key changes that you would make to the management of the Massai Mara? A: number 1: The first change would be to raise the Mara’s status so...

LURED BY THE MAGIC OF THE TREEHOUSE

LURED BY THE MAGIC OF THE TREEHOUSE

By Peninah Gakii Prior to the much-hyped Valentine’s day, many hotels, lodges and tour companies showered mainstream media with advertisements on myriad offers for the lovers day all with the “dine and wine” theme....

NARRATIVE OF VISIT TO OLE SEKI

NARRATIVE OF VISIT TO OLE SEKI

“Ladies and gentlemen welcome on board Safari link, on our flight to Ol Seki located on the western side of the vast Maasai Mara game reserve,” said our pilot. His bombing voice over the...