Kenya

Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) grew out of the dedication and perseverance of Ian Craig, who, along with his brother Will, converted their ranch at Lewa Downs into the Lewa Conservancy in the 1990s. NRT’s mission is simply stated: To develop resilient community conservancies that transform lives, secure peace, and conserve natural resources. Today, the […]

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Tom on August 12th, 2014

While this story is dated 15 November 2013, it just showed up on a search of the BBC website. In summary, a pair of cheetahs had been preying on goats in north-east Kenya. The man who owns the goats decided to do something about it. Along with three other men, he waited until the heat […]

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Tom on July 29th, 2014

ImpactOnAfrica is the umbrella under which we focus donations and other resources for the benefit of the communities in the countries that provide us with our livelihood. Even though all of the countries we travel in have their unique qualities, my heart always turns toward Kenya. While the wildlife and its diverse habitats are the […]

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Tom on July 17th, 2014

When Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Kenya in 1909, he boarded the Uganda Railway at Mombasa. His descriptions of the wildlife he saw from the train are still among the most colorful accounts of East African wildlife ever written and can be found in his book African Game Trails. The narrow gauge Uganda Railway, extending from […]

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Tom on June 28th, 2014

We’ve just learned of the passing of one of Africa’s most forward thinking conservationists – Delia Craig. Along with her husband, David, and her sons, Ian and Will, Delia converted their family ranch – then known as Lewa Downs – into today’s Lewa Conservancy. It started with the creation of the Ngare Sergoi sanctuary for […]

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Tortilis Camp sits in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro at the edge of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. When the Mountain decides to cooperate, you wake up and look out at the shining top of “Kili.” However, don’t be surprised if, as our guide, David Kariithi, used to say, the Mountain is shy today and will […]

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