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African wild dogs – the phoenix pack

In 2017, Laikipia’s entire Wild Dog population of over 300 individuals was wiped out by Canine Distemper. The Laikipia plateau straddles the equator and extends from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. The vast open plains accommodate livestock farming, mostly cattle, and wildlife. Tourism, which is centred around[…]

5 Facts About Nanyuki, Laikipia County, Kenya

Nanyuki is three hour’s drive north of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, and was founded in 1907 by British settlers.  It grew economically mainly due to the farms it served throughout Laikipia county.  There is still an old railway line that once linked the town with Nairobi.  Mount Kenya dominates the view to the south-east of the[…]

The Meaning of ‘Kanga’ in the Kenya Kanga Mystery Series

Fowl Murder is the first book in the Kenya Kanga mystery series. Where does the title for this series come from? ‘Kanga’ has two meanings in Kiswahili, the national language of Kenya. The first is ‘guinea fowl’. Most commonly seen in Kenya are flocks of red or blue-wattled helmeted guinea fowl, with white spots on[…]