Monthly Archives: September 2011

Makau Clinches Back World Marathon Title For Kenya

Kenya’s own Patrick Makau yesterday ventured where few, since 2008, have dared to tread by clinching the world men’s marathon title and with it, the new world record since held by Ethiopia’s Haile Gebreselassie who dropped out due to a … Continue reading

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Karen Blixen’s House In ‘Out of Africa’ Film Actually Belonged To Mama Ngina Kenyatta

For most of us who remember the 1985 Oscar Award-winning adventure drama film, ‘Out of Africa’ based on an autobiographical book by Karen Blixen who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, it would not come as a surprise to … Continue reading

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Will Be At The Safaricom Classical Fusion Concert

If you happen to be in Nairobi from September 28th to the 2nd of October, then you may just catch the goings-on at this year’s Annual Safaricom Kenyan Classical Fusion Concert now in its third year. This year promises to … Continue reading

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KWS To Start Ambitious Plan to Translocate 200 Jumbos

It is exactly 10 years since the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) engaged in a large-scale elephant translocation exercise (Read the full story of the 2001 translocation on our Enchanted Moments section of the website). On that July 2001, KWS translocated … Continue reading

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Bata: An Extra-Ordinary Journey, An Extra-Ordinary Place

For many of us the mention of the word Bata only invokes images of school shoes and we quickly flash back to the ‘back to school slogan’ that dominated the late 80s and early 90s. But recently we realized Bata … Continue reading

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How Do You Get A Lion To Be This Angry?

Recently as I was going through our ever-growing photo gallery I came across a picture of a really angry lion submitted by one of our keen readers taken during a recent safari to the Maasai Mara and I got to … Continue reading

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Mobile-based Bag Tracking May Soon Put An End To Luggage Loss in Airports

The scariest part of air travel for me has always been the fear of losing my luggage either through theft, negligence on my part (and sometimes on the part of the airline) or an accidental tagging that lands my luggage … Continue reading

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