The forest dream in Diani
November 19 2017
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
June 15 2017
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
February 21 2017
“A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.”
Bucket list ballooning
December 30 2016
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
December 28 2016
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
December 28 2016
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
November 11 2016
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
September 20 2016
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
June 14 2016
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
April 14 2016
Thorn Travels was a part of a recently concluded familiarisation visit highlighting some of Kenya’s most romantic locations.
Perch at Sunbird Lodge
March 24 2016
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
March 09 2016
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
February 02 2016
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
January 25 2016
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.
Savage Experience
January 17 2016
The word ‘Savage’ could have various meanings depending on usage. It could well be a proper noun; a person’s name or if used as an adjective, according to the Collins English Dictionary, imply wild or untamed.
Jaza train to pools of salt
January 07 2016
I have never held locomotives in high regard. My last trip on a train was a lunatic experience-literally. Not only did the carriages bound for Mombasa break down severally, but they never arrived to the intended destination.
You don't live until you dive
December 28 2015
"Ingvild Finvag, your co-star, is going to climb out to the tail of the plane” "What?” you ask, wide eyed amid the fluttering wind.
Treetops Re-born
December 24 2015
Way back in 1932, in the heart of the Aberdare Ranges, Lady Bettie and her Husband Major Eric Sherbrooke Walker, one time secretary to founder of the scout movement Baden-Powell, built a private two-roomed tree house to provide a safe platform for viewing and shooting-with cameras of course, wildlife .
Awakening the Sleeping Warrior
December 20 2015
I speak of Africa and golden joys, Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV Aren’t we all attracted to tales of grandeur?