Category Archives: conservation

World Travel Awards 2013 for Africa validate Kenya tourism

At the 20th World Travel Awards held in Nairobi,  Kenya, the host nation scooped 15 awards.  In the aftermath of the Westgate tragedy, the awards came as a welcome boost, endorsing the quality of  Kenya’s tourism product.  Kenya’s tourism revenues … Continue reading

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In the Tracks of Giants – following Elephant migration routes across Southern Africa

It’s an expedition with a mission – and a very worthwhile mission at that.  Following the migration routes of African elephants – the giants – it crosses southern Africa from Namibia’s Skeleton Coast on the west to Kwa Zulu, Natal … Continue reading

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Coral: Rekindling Venus

Today marks the transit of Venus in front of the sun – it’s an unique occurrence which will not take place again until 2117.  The Australian artist, Lynette Wallworth, has created this amazing film for planetariums.  She likens the experience … Continue reading

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An African Love Story – Daphne Sheldrick’s autobiography published

This long-awaited memoir by Dame Daphne Sheldrick was published in March. Beginning with her childhood on a Kenyan farm, it leads on to her role in the Tsavo story, where her late husband was a game warden in Tsavo East … Continue reading

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AFRICAN CATS – Disney Nature’s New Movie

Filmed in Kenya’s Masai Mara, Disney Nature’s new film opens in UK cinemas on 27 April.  It tells the stories of Fang, the leader of a lion pride, Mara, an endearing lion cub and Sita, a fearless cheetah with five … Continue reading

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Rhinos fight to survive massive increase in poaching

Africa’s rhinos are in a fight for survival.  Poaching is at an all time high as the price of rhino horn on the black market has soared to as much as US$65,000 a kilo (source: Avaaz). Worth more than gold, … Continue reading

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Mount Kenya devastated by Forest Fires

This video was posted on youtube on 15 March 2012 by Citizens TV Fires have raged on Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain (5,199m), over the past two weeks.  Fuelled by tinder dry grasses at the end of the dry … Continue reading

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