The forest dream in Diani

The need for comfort is more often than not accompanied by an ironic sacrifice of the chief spine and sustainer of life; the environment.

Memories of pink and white salt lakes

It has been three years since I was in sun-hugging Magadi where the memories of its pink and white salt lakes still serenade me on down days.

Game in the City

“A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.”

Bucket list ballooning

As the nocturnal population slunk into a slumber and the cheery diurnals stirred to the rising sun, 5.30am to be precise..

The pearl of Gilgil

Jevanjee gardens will be our meeting point (present yesterday) and just like I have become accustomed to, driver Mwangi will be on time.

Seven days Marsabit - Lake Turkana Cultural Festival expedition May 2017

The Marsabit-Lake Turkana cultural Festival will take place for the 10th consecutive year in Loyangalani town; on the shores of the awe-inspiring Jade Sea in May 2017 (actual festival dates 4-6 May 2017).

Kenya's best kept secret

A lot sure can change in a decade. Take the A109 and A104 roads, for instance, whose common feature barely ten years ago was teeming wildlife.

Port of old foundations and new stars

Adhi Kisumo presently translates to “I am going to Kisumu City” from Dholou dialect. My colleague, Head of photography, Jacob Otieno in an animated impromptu Language and History lesson teaches that had I uttered the same words in the 19th Century

The Lunatic Express

It is, after all, impossible to revisit the history of Kenya without a mention of the Uganda Railway Line; what was termed the ‘Lunatic Express’.

Off the beaten track

Thorn Travels was a part of a recently concluded familiarisation visit highlighting some of Kenya’s most romantic locations.

Perch at Sunbird Lodge

The fast pace of city life can be overwhelming at times. Unconsciously, this pace is replicated in most eating houses as one is almost literally rushed to give way to other paying patrons going with the constant glances from the waiters, followed by an eager clearing and wiping of the eating surfaces coupled with the dropping of other equally irritating 'will that be all' hints

Royalty redefined at the Royal Orchid, Azure in Westlands

It was a déjà vu moment as the taxi weaved through the boulevard hanging with neat bougainvillea. I’d lived this moment before albeit in a run-of-the-mill manner.

The Camp of the Hidden Treasure

In 2012, I was honoured to attend the inagural Maasai Olympics held at Kimana Sanctuary situated some 30 kilometres east of the Amboseli and about 30 minutes’ drive from Loitoktok town.

Where President Barack Obama chose to Safari while in Kenya

While most of the world only came to learn of the candidacy for president of the then 45-year-old Illinois senator Barack Obama in 2007, a few souls had had the privilege of a horse’s mouth confirmation as far back as July 2006.