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Critical elephant corridor rediscovered in North Kenya

Elephant in Kenya

GPS collars fitted on elephants give hope to conservation efforts.

Kenya forensic lab to fight wildlife crime

A team led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) fit a GPS-tracking collar to a tranquilized male lion.  © Ben Curtis, AP

A new forensic lab has been set up in Kenya to analyse DNA evidence of poachers taken from seized animal parts.

Richard Leakey back at head of Kenya Wildlife Service

Richard Leakey

Under Presidential orders Leakey has been made chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Services and told to tackle the poaching crisis.

5 places to see whale sharks

swimming with whale shark

The best places to see whale sharks in Africa.

Kenya burns 15 tonnes of ivory

15 tonnes of elephant tusks burn in Nairobi National Park in Kenya on a day that was at once tragic and full of hope.

Skydiving on the coast of Kenya

Ticking an adventure of the bucket list with skydiving in Diani on the southern coast of Kenya.

Treating Africa’s tuskers

Three large tuskers where treated for after being hit by poisonous arrows.

Elephant killed after protests by the Maasai community

An elephant has been killed by KWS after hundreds of agitated Kajiado locals from the Maasai community protested after elephants killed a local man.

The story of the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust

A documentary that aims to showcase the beauty of the unique Lamu archipelago and the great work the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust has been doing.

Governors guide to January in the Masai Mara

There are plenty of butterflies, birds and elephants to be seen in Masai Mara this January.

5 reasons why wild dogs are extraordinary

After a thrilling experience of a wild dogs defending their pups we go onto explore what makes these hunters so exceptional.

The Maasai Mara through the eyes of a guide

Meet Jackson Looseyia, one of Africa’s finest field guides and former presenter of BBC’s Big Cat Live.

The Serengeti – a place within us all

The Serengeti is a place that is hard wired into our DNA and it’s a place that we all have to visit, if possible more than once.

A photo collection from 24 hours in the Mara

Here is a photo collection to showcase the magnitude of wildlife sightings you can experience with just 24 hours in the Maasai Mara!

Baby elephant and ostrich rescue

An orphaned elephant is rescued from Milgis Lugga, Kenya along with two tiny ostrich chicks.

The beginnings of a journey with the Maasai

Cris travels to Kenya to meet up with John, a charming Maasai gentleman, to research the challenges of educating girl children in the Maasai community.

Kenya: Removing the blinkers

Discovering that there is more to Kenya than what meets the eye.

Why I love the Maasai Mara

Hot air balloon rides. wildebeest migrations, large felines and game drives… There are countless reasons why we love the Maasi Mara!

Kicking goals for wildlife

Football, oryx, warriors – it’s an unusual combination but this is how Melako Community Conservancy in Northern Kenya is helping to secure the future of wildlife and communities.

Leakey’s last stand: The final battle of Africa’s elephant king

The man who saved the African elephant in the 1980s is returning to the fray. This time nothing will stop Richard Leakey except the grim reaper.

Help save Tanzania’s woodlands by sponsoring a bee-keeping project

Alamnyak Thaddeu has big plans for a bee-keeping project in his Loiborsoit community in Tanzania.

Wow wilderness images

Join us on a “WOW” pictorial journey through Kenya.

The heart warming story of two orphaned elephants

Over the last month the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has welcomed two new orphaned elephants, rescued from well and a herd of cattle

Kenya’s magical forest – the Arabuko Sokoke

Jeremy sets out birding in Arabuko Sokoke forest, a fragile green jewel of Kenya’s coastline.

Where is the lion’s eye?

Watch as Alison Nicholls helps in the painting of a school in rural Tanzania.

A rare melanistic serval sighting

Africa Geographic encounters a rare melanistic serval in Tanzania’s Mkomazi National Park.

Governor’s guide to July in the Masai Mara

With the great migration is on it’s way to the Masai Mara things have been stirred up at Governer’s Camp, with an explosion of fantastic game sightings.

Satao suspected killers arrested

Three suspects have been arrested by Kenya Wildlife Services rangers in Mackinon in relation with the killing of Satao.

Why I love Kenya

Porini Camps reflect on the many things that make Kenya special.

South Africans now need visas for Kenya

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has with effect from 1st July 2014 decided to introduce visas for South African nations who wish to visit Kenya.

Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers

Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead. Satao, who was killed by poachers at Tsavo East National Park, in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers.

June Kenya travel security update

An update on travel to Kenya and security concerns regarding travel to Lamu.

Kenya travel security update

Following recent developments in Kenya here is an update on the present situation for those interested in travelling to the country.

Lioness gored by buffalo horn lives to see another day

Lioness Siena from the Marsh Pride of lions in the Masai Mara was badly injured on her left lower flank by a buffalo horn. Without intervention it is certain that Siena would not have survived this injury and her cubs would also have been in jeopardy.

Founder of Ewaso Lions awarded

Shivani Bhalla, a fourth-generation Kenyan who founded Ewaso Lions in 2007, has been awarded the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation.

Elephants cross highway using new underpass

When is a tunnel not a tunnel? When it’s a trunk road. This tunnel, which connects two wilderness areas in Kenya, has just opened and for the first time elephants have been spotted using it.

A hidden gem in bustling Nairobi

Not venturing too far from home, Aleema decides to re-explore a place she had not been to in many years; The Nairobi National Park.

Life sentence for poachers

The Kenyan parliament has passed a new bill that calls on a life sentence as punishment for wildlife poachers.

Keeping it light and keeping it wild…

A selection of funny animal pictures from Porini Camps in Kenya.

Amboni Caves and Lake Chala

Ovelanders Patrick an Chloe visit Lake Chala and the Amboni Caves in Tanzania.

Hanging out with the Maasai

A young boy’s experience in Kenya – meeting the Maasai and hanging with his dad, a wildlife photographer.

The front line of lion conservation

The radio crackles, a dusty message. Not good news – the Maasai are hunting lions. The cats have reportedly broken into a boma overnight and killed 40 shoats (sheep/goats) and a cow. The loss is devastating to the family involved.

15 Lion facts, brought to you by Porini Camps, Kenya

1. Panthero leo is one of 4 big cats – the others being tigers, jaguars and leopards. 2. The lion is the second largest cat after the tiger, with males weighing up to 250kg and females up to 180kg. Despite

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Original source: bushboundgirl.com Braving a night-time walk in Laikipia, Kenya, I made my way down a little dirt path through the camp. Suddenly I froze. In the light of my torch shone two little blazing eyes, unblinking, gleaming at me

Through the amazing country of Kenya…

Upon arrival in Kenya, everyone was excited to see what this magnificent country had to offer. We camped at the border town and began the “Meltdown Madness” section of the TdA tour the following day, which has been known to

Aerial portfolio: Experience Africa from above

Kenya, Botswana, Namibia and the Seychelles: these are the magical places photographer Martin Harvey visited and immortalised in his aerial portfolio ‘Africa from Above’. Here’s an appetiser for what awaits you in the current issue of Africa Geographic. For Martin

Africa Geographic

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