Msafiri Issue 166 - Apr - May 2021

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

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dear reader

Welcome to the April-May 2021 issue of msafiri. All through this pandemic, our topmost priority has been to ensure that we provide the safest possible environment for our passengers and staff. In line with this, we are proud to announce that Kenya Airways has become one of the first African airlines to implement the Trusted Travel Pass (see page 79). The digital platform enables passengers to verify their compliance with Covid-19 vaccine travel requirements securely. A straightforward, one-stop-shop, it’s another step to helping you fly with confidence once more. Your health remains our number one priority. We continue to work tirelessly to ensure your safety on board our flights through a wide range of protocols, including state-of-the-art Hepa filters, deep cleansing between flights and regular Covid testing of crew. There is more good…

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return of wildlife warriors

It’s official! Season two of the groundbreaking TV series Wildlife Warriors is coming soon. Produced by WildlifeDirect, in partnership with Nairobi-based production house Vivid Features, the show shines a light on Africa’s conservation heroes who are risking everything to preserve what they hold most dear: the land of their ancestors and the animals they have lived closely with for generations. Made by Africans for Africans, Wildlife Warriors inspires viewers about nature and take action to save it. “Kenya is the source of many of the world’s award-winning wildlife documentaries,” says Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect and host of Wildlife Warriors. “However, most of the films made in Kenya are not available here, so we decided to make some ourselves.” Wildlife Warriors was first broadcast on Citizen TV Kenya and has since…

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the write stuff

Read it! …saving endangered species in Africa PAGE 50 Kaddu Sebunya Chief Executive Officer, African Wildlife Foundation “There has never been a more important time to invest in nature, to preserve our biodiversity, than now.” Dr Irene Amoke Executive Director, Kenya Wildlife Trust “There is a lot to be learnt from cheetah; they are charismatic, graceful, agile, lethal and built for efficiency.” Dr Paula Kahumbu Chief Executive Officer, WildlifeDirect “I STUDIED ELEPHANTS FOR MY PHD AND FELL IRREVERSIBLY IN LOVE WITH THEM. WHILE DOING MY STUDIES, I LIVED AND WORKED IN THE FORESTS AND BECAME SO A WARE OF NA TURE THAT I TRULY FELT LIKE I WAS PART OF IT.” Tomas Diagne Director, African Chelonian Institute “All turtles hold a place in my heart, but that passion has turned into a mission to conserve them.” Jeneria Lekilelei Director of Community Conservation, Ewaso Lions “I grew up…

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the real africa

there are so many things people assume about this beautiful continent of ours that are so outdated they should probably seal them in a glass jar and display them in a museum. So, what have you heard about Africa? Or seen on Instagram? And how can we demystify that today? First of all, please take time to learn the name of the country you are visiting. There are only 54. On that same note, no, we do not know your friend from Botswana. Please stop asking. It is literally one country to another, not a nearby house we go over to, asking for some sugar. Secondly, this place is not a jungle. I do not know how many documentaries you watch, but lions and gazelles do not have a predator-prey dance across…

4 min
fashion’s new era

23-year-old Shanelle Nyasiase (@shanellenyasiase) is a top model in every sense of the word. Of South Sudanese origin but hailing from Kenya, Nyasiase was scouted in 2016 and has since ascended to the upper echelons of the modelling world. Nyasiase has appeared in campaigns for notable brands including Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Versace and Balenciaga. She has walked in shows for the likes of Miu Miu, Tom Ford, Burberry, Gucci, and Kenzo. She has graced the pages of Vogue (UK), Dazed, Harper’s Bazaar, and most recently made a solo appearance on the cover of Vogue Japan (March 2021), aptly entitled Fashion’s New Era. Shanelle currently features in the S/S 2021 campaign for Giorgio Armani (@giorgioarmani). Who is your favourite high-fashion model? Do they look like you? What’s your favourite…

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tackling climate change

NORTHERN RANGELANDS TRUST ‘it’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives,’ wrote Charles Darwin. ‘It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.’ Climate change has always been variable and people have always adapted to these variations. But today there is rising concern over the unprecedented magnitude of the change and the growing evidence that humanity is directly responsible. Human activity – especially the burning of fossil fuels – increases the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, trapping heat and contributing to our warming climate and less predictable weather patterns. The changing climate has been blamed for frequent wildfires in Mt Kenya, Aberdare and Tsavo National Parks, floods in Lakes Baringo, Nakuru and Bogoria, species migrating to new habitats, the spread of diseases,…