Monthly Archives: August 2011

Did You Know That The Coastal Town of Malindi Has a Space Centre?

The Luigi Broglio Space Centre (BSC) is an Italian-owned spaceport near Malindi, Kenya, named after its founder and Italian space pioneer Luigi Broglio (11 November 1911 – 14 January 2001). Luigi was an Italian aerospace engineer, air force lieutenant colonel … Continue reading

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From The Glamorous To The Ugly: How The Drought Has Changed The Face of Malindi

The town of Malindi is as ancient as the sun (or at least close). Once known as Melinde (Latin for ‘sweet’), it lies on the Kenyan coast of the Indian Ocean, about 120 kilometres northeast of Mombasa. The town abounds … Continue reading

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Lake Bogoria is Now The ‘Natural Home of Flamingoes’

Lake Bogoria is an alkaline lake that lies in a volcanic region south of Lake Baringo, Kenya. Like Lakes Logipi, Baringo, Magadi and Elementaita, Lake Bogoria, is home at times to one of the world’s largest populations of lesser flamingoes. … Continue reading

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A Look At The Changing Faces of Homestays in Kenya

A few years ago when the concept of homestays hit the Kenyan market, the idea was as simple as identifying families (mostly from a rural setting) who were willing to accommodate tourists in their homes to experience first-hand, life in … Continue reading

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Fractional Lodge Ownership Now Possible in Kenya

Fractional ownership or timeshare is a popular property ownership concept in the west just recently beginning to take root in Africa. It involves partially owning a piece of property with other like-minded people – mostly four or more individuals. Imagine … Continue reading

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Three Great Reasons To Sample Kenya’s Treehouse Hotels

It would seem like the in-thing in accommodation facilities today across the world is a treehouse lodge. History though shows that the habit of people preferring to live on trees did not begin yesterday – in fact all that has … Continue reading

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Kenya’s Travel Advisory Still in Effect One Week After the UK Riots

For more than 150,000 Kenyans living in the UK, the on-going violence has been unsettling even as the Kenyan government, through the Kenya High Commission in London, issued a travel advisory. The most affected areas have been the towns of … Continue reading

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