Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nature’s Perfect Flying Creature Can Be Found Right Here in Kenya

Of the more than 1,000 bird species recorded in Kenya, I find the Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppellii), to be among the most fascinating. With a current estimated population of about 30,000, the Rüppell’s Vulture (also known as Rüppell’s Griffon), like … Continue reading

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New Luxury Apartments Offer New Luxury Accommodation At Shanzu, North Coast

Pangoni Resort in the North Coast town of Mombasa in Shanzu looks like the newest entrant in the thriving furnished apartment business which seems to be the in-thing in accommodation facilities nowadays. With 50 fully furnished three-bedroom apartments that can … Continue reading

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The Land of Pineapples Has More In Store For The History Traveller Than It Lets On

The town of Thika is probably famous today because of the real estate revolution taking place in the town as state-of-the-art gated communities begin to mushroom. It is feted as the next suburb of the well-to-do in Nairobi – perhaps … Continue reading

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Do You Get Lost In The Maze Of Diplomatic Registrations Here in Kenya? Worry No More.

Did you know that the diplomatic numbers (which are also used as part of vehicle registrations) for foreign embassies here in Kenya were assigned in the order that they recognized Kenya’s independence? Germany (then West Germany) was the first to … Continue reading

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Look Favourably Through The Eye of History And See That Lamu is Still a Place To Visit

Long before the ancient town of Lamu inscribed itself in the bad books of travel advisories, it boasted the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa which had managed to retain its traditional functions. Built in coral stone and … Continue reading

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Mombasa Cultural Carnival: Where Culture, Dance and Music Meet

Each year in November, the ancient city of Mombasa comes to life with dance and music as a multiplicity of cultures from all over Kenya take to the streets in a colourful jamboree of dance, music and fabulous costumes christened … Continue reading

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