Kenya

NG Explorer Kakenya Ntaiya Honored as One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes

  Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013. “I couldn’t believe it,” admits an elated Kakenya who received the good ...

On International Day of the Girl, Proof That Education is Power

By Kakenya Ntaiya Today, the International Day of the Girl, is an important day as the international community recognizes the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year’s theme is “innovating for girls’ ...

Walking for Elephants: One Conservationist’s Journey

Jim Nyamu, a 37-year-old Kenyan research scientist, finished his 560-mile walk in Washington, D.C., last week to raise awareness about threats to elephants in the wild. He spoke to a gathering of about a hundred people in Lafayette Park ...

Mamma Cheetah’s Outreach in Samburu

“Mamma Cheetah!”  someone shouts at us from the crowds of people strolling through the dusty streets.  The Action for Cheetahs in Kenya team just filled up the truck and is pulling out of the rough–n-tumble town of Isiolo.  Whoever ...

Mamma Cheetah’s Outreach in Samburu

“Mamma Cheetah!”  someone shouts at us from the crowds of people strolling through the dusty streets.  The Action for Cheetahs in Kenya team just filled up the truck and is pulling out of the rough–n-tumble town of Isiolo.  Whoever ...

The Creatures of Kenya’s Forgotten Loima Hills

Yvonne de Jong is a National Geographic grantee working with team member Thomas Butynski to track down what may be Africa’s least understood large animal, the Desert Warthog. ——- Turkana is Kenya’s most remote district. Located west of ...

The Creatures of Kenya’s Forgotten Loima Hills

Yvonne de Jong is a National Geographic grantee working with team member Thomas Butynski to track down what may be Africa’s least understood large animal, the Desert Warthog. ——- Turkana is Kenya’s most remote district. Located west of ...

On the Slow Train to Find Vultures in Northern Kenya

My 1985 Toyota Landcruiser can’t swim. So when the mud-coloured lake that was once a road started pouring through my doors I knew it was time to get the heck outta there. Our only alternative route was through the mud. ...

On the Slow Train to Find Vultures in Northern Kenya

My 1985 Toyota Landcruiser can’t swim. So when the mud-coloured lake that was once a road started pouring through my doors I knew it was time to get the heck outta there. Our only alternative route was through the mud. ...

How to Hold a Vulture While in the Grip of a Jackal

‘Show me where the jackal bit you’ was the first thing my six-year old gleefully asked when I returned from a week in the field.  No hugs, no ‘I missed you’, just show me your wound.  Clearly, he watches too ...

How to Hold a Vulture While in the Grip of a Jackal

‘Show me where the jackal bit you’ was the first thing my six-year old gleefully asked when I returned from a week in the field.  No hugs, no ‘I missed you’, just show me your wound.  Clearly, he watches too ...