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Kenya to destroy vast ivory stockpile


137 tonnes of ivory is to be burned in Kenya.

When is it safari time?


When is the best time to go on safari in Africa and where?

Adorable images of a leopard and her cub


Outstanding pictures of Fig, a leopard from Kenya, and her young son.

Rhino tracking with the poacher that became the protector

© Robyn Preston

Spending a day with a rhino poacher turned anti-poaching ranger who protects rhinos in Kenya.

Video: Saving Jetta, Kenya’s teenage elephant


Watch as an elephant is saved from a spear.

Kenya’s 14 Falls now a dumping ground


The pollution at the formerly beautiful 14 Falls is difficult to comprehend, but locals are taking it upon themselves to clean it up.

A small balloon over a vast Mara landscape


The view from above while in a hot air balloon over the vast Maasai Mara.

Video: Rhino Dog Squad needs your help


Kenya’s rhinos are facing a huge poaching crisis, but there’s a team on the frontline fighting back – the Rhino Dog Squad!

Sustainable safaris in Kenya


Porini Camps offers game viewing experiences in pristine wilderness with the proceeds directly benefitting the local communities in Kenya.

10 photos from Amboseli National Park


Ten incredible sightings from a dream safari in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

6 reasons why you should go to Hell’s Gate National Park


Easily accessible on a day trip from Nairobi, a trip to Hell’s Gate National Park should be on everyone’s Kenyan safari list.

Grévy’s zebras killed in shootout between rival herders

The Grévy's zebras. Seven of this species of rare zebras were Sunday killed during a shootout between Turkana and Samburu herders at the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve in Isiolo County.

Seven Grévy’s zebras have been killed in northern Kenya during a shootout between Turkana and Samburu herders.

How to grow strawberries with elephant dung


Using elephant dung for fertiliser means that growing strawberries has never been so fun or environmentally friendly than at Sirikoi lodge in Kenya!

The Maasai Mara exceeds expectations


A photographic safari in one of Africa’s most popular game reserves proves to be even better than imagined thanks to the spectacle of the great migration, the stupendous landscapes and an insight into world that is every predator’s dream.

The hamerkop brings people together


A mission to take photos of the hamerkop leads guests and guides at Natural Track Safaris to discover more about Kenya’s rich heritage than they expected.

Kakamega: An avian wonderland in Kenya


Father and son explore the Kakamega forest in western Kenya as a final birding adventure together to mark the start of a new chapter.

A birding paradise in East Africa


With the Guinness World Record for the highest number of bird sightings over a 24-hour period, Kenya is a twitcher’s dream come true!

Deaths of wildebeest in Mara River a natural phenomenon


Hundreds of wildebeest found dead a natural phenomenon of the migration, says Tanzania National Parks.

Replace plastic shopping bags with handwoven baskets


Support basket weaving initiatives instead of using plastic bags and make a big difference to our environment!

Reed frog bites off more than it can chew


A bitters sweet tender moment ensues when a little reed frog catches a scarlet dragonfly.

Elephants held hostage in Laikipia


Young bull elephants held hostage in Laikipia after destroying crops. It is estimated that local communities lose over a US$1 million in revenue from raiding elephant in Kenya each year.

A leopard seeks shade from the sun


A leopard comes to rest in the shade of a vehicle, providing guests at Glory Safaris with an intimate insight into the life of this more elusive member of the Big Five.

Hitchhiking from the UK to South Africa in 1969

The Rukuru River in Malawi.

The crazy adventures of Dave Renshaw who hitchhiked from the UK to South Africa in 1969.

Video: 7 days in Kenya

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Three minutes of footage showing the wild, crazy life of Kenya.

6 steps for saving an elephant that has been shot for ivory

© The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

With elephants targeted by the ivory trade, here’s what happens when they fail to succumb to a poacher’s snare, bullet or arrow.

A lackadaisical holiday in Lamu


Donkeys, dhows and coconuts – what more do you need from your African beach holiday than Lamu?

A prayer for Kipini’s elephants and rangers

© Giorgio Stella

The elephant families of Kenya’s remote northern coast need your help.

Fun facts about hedgehogs


The African pygmy hedgehog didn’t fail to live up to expectations when the director of Africa Geographic Travel ticked off his most wanted sighting on a recent trip to Kenya.

Kenya’s ‘ivory kingpin’ has bail suspended

Kenyan national, Feisal Mohammed Ali, stands in the dock at a Mombasa court. © File, AFP

A court in Kenya has suspended the release on bail of a suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang, who figured on an Interpol list of the nine most wanted suspects linked to crimes against the environment.

An unusual source of income for fishermen in Kenya


Two cultures combine: local Kenyan fishermen earn money by making mats out of papyrus reeds for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

The martial eagle in the Masai Mara

Natural Track Safaris martial eagle

The martial eagle is one of the mightiest of eagles, weighing about 6kg and feeding on other birds. For great sightings of this magnificent bird of prey, a trip to the Masai Mara is highly recommended.

Kayaking in Kenya


Mida Creek is a protected mangrove ecosystem in Kenya where you can kayak through a maze of channels to explore the tranquility that its several islands has to offer.

Lions play a game of buffalo leapfrog


Revenge has never tasted so delicious as when a pride of lions take down a buffalo after being chased off their land.

Collaring a lion for conservation

© James Bromley

With the aim of protecting livestock and conserving lion populations, Sosian Lodge has led the way in utilising a stronger metal-framed mobile boma design as well as providing much needed GPS collars.

A different perspective at Lake Elementaita


A visit to Kenya’s Lake Elementaita forces Simon to look at the world from a different perspective.

Obama unveils more ivory sale restrictions


To ensure that the US is not contributing to the scourge of poaching that is decimating elephant populations across Africa, President Barack Obama tightens US rules on sales of ivory.

Kenyan boy makes jewellery from e-waste

A former Kenyan street boy is now earning a living by making jewellery from e-waste. ©Nation Media Group

A street kid turned his life around around by starting a venture to make jewellery from computer and cell phone waste to earn some money and keep his environment clean.

Railway to cut through Nairobi National Park

The construction of standard gauge railway super bridge piers underway at the Tsavo.

Despite opposition from conservationists, Kenya Railways has signed an agreement allowing it to realign the path of the Standard Gauge Railway through Nairobi National Park.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy hosts 16th annual marathon

Pippa Middleton runs for rhinos

The 16th annual Safaricom marathon welcomes Pippa Middleton, amongst many more, to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to support conservation efforts in Kenya.

Increased poaching causes surge in African vulture deaths

soaring white-headed vulture

Facing multiple threats including poisoning by poachers, African vultures are declining at a critical rate and researchers suggest that they are heading towards extinction.

Turning mud into bricks

bricks left to dry in sun

Mud, mud, glorious mud. There’s nothing quite like it for… making bricks.

Kikuyu elders ask tree for forgiveness

Sycamore fig tree in Kenya

Traditional elders in Kenya must perform a cleansing ritual to repent for the cutting of a sacred mugumo tree.

Changing perceptions of Kenya


Times are changing in Kenya as traditional ways of life blend with a modern way of thinking.

A new black rhino calf for Lewa

Protected black rhino calf

Specialised rangers at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy protecting a brand-new black rhino calf.

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.

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