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Tagged With: Kenya

ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 2

IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Second chapter: The poachers are the badly paid killers only, the real heavies, making the big money, are in government or backed by it! … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS Good News from Shella/Lamu …

THIS BLOND DANISH-GERMAN VIKING was the soul of the paradise on Kenya’s north coast, having taken over from his wonderful mother Vera, and running the hotel „Peponi“ with bis brother Nils. When Lars died in August 2014, being 60 years old, rumors spread, that „Peponi’s“ might close, or loos its charm (fueled by the Korschen … Weiterlesen »

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FLOWERS A Story of Glory …

It grows for ages in Kenya (East Africa), but it was cultivated into a flowery horticult in Great Britain. We nitwits would call the Tambuzi Rose the typical Englisch Tea Rose, but that’s not true. This African flower ist stronger, fuller and it smells like you put your nose into a pot with honey. The … Weiterlesen »

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WILDLIFE The Sad, Sad, Sad Elephant Count …

Chase is an American conservation biologist and since February 2014 he counts. It’s an areal census of African elephants and he is flying over all the countries were they live – or are supposed to live. Or are gone. Disappeared, extinct. When he started, he made such a nice statement: „I hope to leave people … Weiterlesen »

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WILDLIFE A Story Of Glory …

Don’t believe the advertisements! Of course there is good wildlife in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and … – well, not many more countries. But by far and large the best country is Botswana. The reason? Densely populated, fewer tourists, stiff fees in the Sanctuaries, large distances, permits are harder to get, the Okavango Delta is a … Weiterlesen »

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WISDOM A Conversation Piece … (No. 47)

Sometimes, but not very often, you detect the wisdom like hens pecking grains of wheat from a courtyard. A tracker out in the savanna might suddenly say something which burns into your mind like an Indian arrow into the roof of a Wild West farm. Or Laurens van der Post mentions something in one of … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Book(s) To Look … (No. 32)

Sir Wil- fred, my cher- ished idol, was a mys- teri- ous person. A recluse who loved the desert and the nomads who never molested the public with his homosexuality (he was too well educated in the best British schools, universities and services) – and is. I think, the only men able to help us … Weiterlesen »

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CLUBS The Book(s) To Look … (No. 34)

Let me name two: „The Bulawayo Gentlemen Club“ in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) and „The Muthaiga Country Club“ in Nairobi (Kenya). Nowhere were the colonies (in this case: British) whiter. Yes, the clubs were wonderful, noble, exclusive but a relict of supposed Aryan supremacy. Africans could enter as servants only. And had to whisper. To treat them … Weiterlesen »

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FOOD I Got A Strange Message … (No. 43)

I didn’t know that! Why not eat a Zebra steak or filet from a Bongo? „No, too dangerous“, says my friend Kipchoi, the distinguished Moran of the Nandi tribe in Kenya. Too dangerous? „Yes, otherwise you will get Leprosy!“ Leprosy from a healthy animal – nonsense, Kipchoi! „Alex“, said he who has trouble pronouncing Axel, … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 4)

At times, you will see storks all over Africa. They migrate in autumn from Europe, divided in two columns – one to West Africa, one to Southern Afrika (see map). In spring they are back (to bring the babies, as the legend goes) and nest for their own offsprings. The other day I sat down … Weiterlesen »

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