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The plight of the turtles at Kenya’s Watamu beach


Nestled between the verdant coastal forests and lapping waves of the Indian ocean is a pristine beach in Watamu – a critical nesting zone for the sea turtle

The green gold of Kenya


Commonly known as the ‘green gold of Kenya’, Nandi Hills is a little-known paradise of tea-plantation bliss.

Starting out in Kenya and the magic of the Maasai culture


Starting out in Kenya and the magic of the Maasai culture

Christmas specials you don’t want to miss


‘Christmas on Safari.’ Could there ever be a better combination of thrilling words?!

A salt lick safari spectacular


Sitting back to enjoy the stream of wildlife that come to the salt lick at Mara Bushtops.

Aberdare National Park – Africa’s Lost World


Marvelling at the cascading waterfalls in the jurassic home of melanistic leopards!

Looking back at this year’s great migration


Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra thundered into the Mara in July this year for the annual great migration.

Making dreams come true in Kenya


Falling in love with Africa’s vast landscapes and wilderness areas, and the beginning of a journey to making dreams come true in Kenya.

Belgian tourist trampled to death by elephant in Maasai Mara


A Belgian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant near Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara wildlife reserve.

Nairobi’s three must-visit museums

Nairobi National Museum

Discover the rich history of Kenya with these three fascinating museums in Nairobi.

Exploring the diverse Kakamega Forest in Kenya


Discover the hidden gem of Kakamega Forest in West Kenya – a tiny fragment of remnant tropical rainforest.

Tourist killed by elephant in Tsavo


An elephant killed an Italian tourist in Kenya’s coastal region after he moved closer to get a better photo.

Lake Nakuru – The Jewel of Africa’s Rift Valley


Lake Nakuru Park proves to be much more than just a birder’s paradise.

In search of leopards in the land of elephants


Finding a leopard amongst the elephants in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve.

3 reasons to fall in love with Lake Nakuru


Situated in the heart of the Southern Rift Valley region in Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is a must for safari-goers.

3 ways to involve local communities in conservation


A look at how Kenya is succeeding in involving communities in conservation efforts.

5 reasons not too miss the coastal town of Malindi

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Explore the colourful town of Malindi on Kenya’s coastline.

Tourism should look beyond national parks in Kenya


Kenya’s national parks and reserves are limited in what they can achieve to secure wildlife.

The wonders of Watamu

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Discover the hidden treasures that Watamu on Kenya’s coastline has to offer.

Spectacular Mount Suswa in Kenya’s Rift Valley


Hike, camp and explore the beautiful Mount Suswa in the Kenyan Rift Valley.

A tribute to Ringo the rockstar rhino

Ringo relaxes with his caregiver ©Black Bean Productions

The little rhino with a big personality, who showed people just what rhinos are made of – a heart as well as a horn!

Leopard cub bonding

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A lost leopard is found by her mother in the Maasai Mara in Kenya

Monkey causes nationwide blackout in Kenya


A monkey causes nationwide blackout in Kenya after it fell on an electrical transformer!

Prey turns the tables on predator


Warthogs turn on cheetah cubs in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Adrenaline pumping action on the water in Kenya


Sagana is the perfect location for kayaking, bungee jumping and white water rafting in Kenya.

Video: 60 hyenas take on a lion


A brawl between hyenas and lions over a buffalo in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Exploring the Chyulu Hills of Kenya


Discover all that there is to do in the majestic Chyulu Hills of Kenya.

Sleeping wild in an African volcano


Traveller Derek Cullen packs up his tent and conquers the volcanic crater of Mount Longonot, Kenya.

Kicking back in Kilifi, Kenya

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Experiencing the small town of Kilifi in Kenya by boat.

A birdwatcher’s paradise at Lake Nakuru National Park

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Lake Nakuru National Park is home to over 450 species of birds, including some of the largest flocks of the bright pink lesser flamingo in the world.

The elephants of Amboseli

A herd of elephants wanders past in Amboseli National Park ©David Winch

Find out more about the pachyderm populations that wander the dusty plains below Mount Kilimanjaro.

6 tips for a Great Migration safari

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Watching over a million wildebeest plunge into the Mara River and swim across to the safety of the Serengeti is hard to beat. Here are six tips for planning your ultimate safari.

10 overlooked animal families to see in Kenya


Kenya has more to offer than just the Big Five. Here are 10 more animal families worth watching out for.

White water rafting Kenya’s Tana River

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White water rafting the murky waters of Kenya’s Tana River.

Across the equator in Kenya


Explore all-inclusive Kenya from south to north as you pass through the earth’s equator.

Free climbing the peaks of Mt Kenya

©Kenia Alina

Free-climbing to the summit of Nelion, one of the three major peaks on Mt Kenya.

A guide to planning your Kenyan safari


Make these important considerations before booking a safari in Kenya.

Hiking to Mount Longonot’s crater


Get away from Nairobi for the weekend and hike up this dormant volcano in Kenya.

Kenya’s ivory burn: the story in pictures


Photos documenting the biggest ivory burn in history, which took place in Nairobi National Park last weekend.

4 undiscovered Kenyan destinations

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Avoid the tourists and discover the beauty of Kenya with these four lesser known spots.

5 reasons not to miss Kenya’s Samburu Game Reserve


Explore what Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya has to offer visitors.

Kenyan conservationist bears the weight of elephants on her shoulders

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As Kenya proceeds with the largest ever ivory burn, Raabia Hawa says goodbye to thousands of elephants that she never managed to protect.

Why it makes sense to burn ivory stockpiles in Kenya

Stacks of 105 tonnes of ivory in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. On 30 April Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will set fire to the ivory in a public ceremony in order to put it out of economic use. ©Kenya Wildlife Service

In the lead up to 30 April, when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will set fire to 105 tonnes of ivory, a Kenyan conservationist takes a closer look at why it makes sense to burn ivory stockpiles.

Leopard hung up in a tree by another leopard


A leopard is hung out like prey in an acacia tree after a territorial dispute in Samburu.

Rhino conservation and IVF at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy works hard to protect the critically endangered rhinos of Kenya.

4 photographers show the beauty of Kenya

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An interview with four Kenyan photographers on why they love Nairobi, what inspires them and how they showcase the beauty of Kenya.

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