My First Flight after ET302 and Africa’s Emotional Connection with Ethiopian Airlines

The flight was tense. The passengers politely sat back as if awaiting a disaster to happen. A passenger on my left had a bible at hand, praying quietly. I was aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane a few days after the tragic crash of their Boeing 737 Max 8 which killed all on board. The ill-fatedContinue reading “My First Flight after ET302 and Africa’s Emotional Connection with Ethiopian Airlines”

Loita: The Forest of the Lost Child

On top of my bucket list this year were Oldoinyo Lengai and Loita Forest (Entim Enaimina Enkiyio). Oldoinyo Lengai hike took place in April and is probably the most dramatic adventure so far. I hold it dear because of the spiritual connection of my late paternal grandmother, Nembulung. With a team of fellows from TheContinue reading “Loita: The Forest of the Lost Child”

Kileleoni Hill: The Roof Of Maasai Mara

For the most part, Maasai Mara consists of flat land with a few hills and many ridges. The safari paradise with its vast plains is overwhelmingly beautiful but can also get dull. So, some members of Friends of Maasai Mara sought a new challenge by hiking to the highest point in the horizon. I first tookContinue reading “Kileleoni Hill: The Roof Of Maasai Mara”

Maasai Mara: Perfect Calm Before the Wildebeest Storm

This is one of the most beautiful moments in the Maasai Mara ecosystem. We have had months of unbelievable rain. It is lash green – tall grass. Areas of the game reserve that were once degraded by thousands of livestock that grazed illegally at night for years have healed. And this is such a relief.Continue reading “Maasai Mara: Perfect Calm Before the Wildebeest Storm”

Lost for Words at Orbatatata Gorge

The name is Orbatatata! It is a tongue twister even to native speakers. It is a beautiful gorge and here, I am trying to describe the indescribable – its display crushed my comprehension. I looked. I gasped. I shuddered with awe. Orbatatata gorge means “The Massive Fall” in Maa language –  a hidden gem that starts from theContinue reading “Lost for Words at Orbatatata Gorge”

Young Kenyans Seeking Adventure, Freedom in Nature

As the old saying goes, “A wise traveler must never despise his own country.” So this Sunday, I took my spiritual warfare to Ngong Hills. I consider this place in my home County (Kajiado) as one of the most beautiful mountains that I know. And just a quick reminder that the original name is Oldoinyio (Mt)Continue reading “Young Kenyans Seeking Adventure, Freedom in Nature”

Jumped Over by an Eland, Shrinking of Rangelands

While driving along Kiserian-Isinya Road, a huge Eland jumped over our Land Rover. It came out of the bushes with speed, I hit the brakes and steadied for impact but the massive bull rose up and dropped on the other side and continued trotting.

Olorgesailie: Someone Was Here; Lots of Things Happened Here

The last days of February were marked by a heat wave and Kenyans finally had a feel of the stuff they have been hearing from foreign news. Then, rain…lots of rain! Thank you, Climate Change! I packed my bags for Olorgesailie. Yes, that place that we all read about in history books. The place whereContinue reading “Olorgesailie: Someone Was Here; Lots of Things Happened Here”