Msafiri Issue 164 - Dec 2020 - Jan 2021

An exciting new magazine to enrich the lives of everyone who loves Africa, brought to you by your friends at Kenya Airways.

Land:
United Kingdom
Språk:
English
Utgiver:
Gecko Publishing Ltd
Hyppighet:
Bimonthly
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6 Utgaver

i denne utgaven

2 min
kanbu

DEAR READER Welcome to the new version of msafiri, and it is digital! We are excited to be back and connect with you in this most challenging year for all of us, with restrictions on movement and not being able see our family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the world. Our hearts go out particularly to all those who have lost loved ones to coronavirus or have seen their livelihoods suffer. The pandemic has had a huge impact on Kenya Airways – and aviation, travel and tourism in general. Throughout the crisis, we have done everything we can to keep our staff, customers and partners safe. Following the outbreak of the virus, our first priority was to get you…

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1 min
all things kenya haban

FOOD FOR THOUGHT From succulent nyama choma to spicy curries, you won’t go hungry in Nairobi. Turn to page 30 to check out our guide to 32 restaurants, bars and cafes in the capital that are guaranteed to titillate your tastebuds. “WHATEVER YOU DO, PLEASE DON’T EAT IN YOUR HOTEL RESTAURANT. YOU ARE IN AFRICA! FETCH YOUR HAT AND STEP OUTSIDE. NAIROBI HAS NUMEROUS NOOKS AND SPOONS WHERE GREAT CHEFS MAKE FOOD WITH THEIR HEARTS. BE WARNED THOUGH: WE ARE LARGELY A CARNIVOROUS CITY. WE LOVE OUR MEAT—WE CALL IT NYAMA CHOMA. IF WE COULD, WE WOULD HAVE IT ON OUR FLAG” JACKSON BIKO NAIROBI ON A PLATE, PAGE 30…

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2 min
the write stuff

Josaya Wasonga Recently crawled out of a cave in Olorgesailie (his words, not ours!). When he’s not taking full-time lectures on ‘Smartphone Operation 101’ from his 14-year-old daughter, he moonlights as a content creator and freelance writer. TAKE ME THERE: “Early ’80s. I’m in lower primary school. We tour JKIA, and briefly board a KQ plane. Around this time, a popular rumba tune, Marashiya Pemba – praising Pemba’s aromas and breezes – plants an insatiable urge to fly to this enchanted island. Yup. Since the ’80s, Pemba’s been my dream destination.” Patricia Wanjala Writer and coach. Founder of Africa’s largest natural hair and wellness community, she is passionate about healthy living, travel, and entrepreneurship. Mum to a teenage geek and wife of an introverted genius, she’s on Instagram and Facebook as @triciawanjala. TAKE ME THERE:“My dream…

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2 min
running with wildebeest

the lioness glides through the tall grass with a graceful elegance and a deadly concentration about her; her steely gaze zeroing in on a herd of zebra. Calculating. Together with my wife and three kids, I had touched down in the Masai Mara for the first time ever about two hours previously. Until now, it had seemed like our guide’s stories were as close as we would get to seeing a hunt, yet here it was unfolding right in front of our eyes. My son is on his feet – visibly thrilled, yet at the same time disturbed. “Is it really going to attack?” he asks. But, a few seconds later, the lion slinks back into the savannah. Drama ensues as thousands of wildebeest, enveloped in a brown swirl of dust, follow –…

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1 min
current affairs

“Boat safaris in the Selous take the emphasis away from big game viewing. We saw elephants wading across the Rufiji River and glimpsed crocodiles slipping into the shallows, but for the most part our attention was focused on birds. We drifted past a colony of white-fronted bee-eaters, festooning branches like strings of Christmas lights. Jacanas tiptoed across rafts of floating water cabbage, yellow-billed storks probed marshy backwaters, while African fish eagles spiralled overhead, their gull-like cries mingling with the wind-rattled fronds of flouncy palm trees.” KQ HAS REGULAR FLIGHTS BETWEEN NAIROBI AND DAR ES SALAAM, FROM WHERE YOU CAN TRANSFER BY AIR OR ROAD TO THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE…

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2 min
my faith & my funny bone

saturday, 14 March 2020. Exactly one day after our 14th wedding anniversary. Exactly one day after President Uhuru Kenyatta sombrely announced to a nervous nation that Covid-19 had been found in Kenya. That’s when I had the odd distinction of being amongst the first Kenyans, if not the very first, post-Covid-19, to become homeless. A month after we were evicted from our rental house due to rent arrears, I shared my plight on Facebook. I intended to do six daily posts. To quote Tyler Perry: “I was just writing my own release. I needed a way to get over it. Humour saved my life, man. I could find funny in the most tragic situations.” Although social distance is our new normal, this pandemic has bridged gaps and made folks from different worlds…

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