Msafiri Issue 167 - Jun - Jul 2021

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

United Kingdom
Gecko Publishing Ltd
kr 12,09
kr 36,26
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DEAR READER Welcome to the June-July 2021 issue of msafiri. In this special edition, we’re excited to showcase our global network through 100 exciting experiences and places to visit. As Covid-19 vaccination programmes are rolled out and the travel industry begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic, we are looking forward to welcoming you back on board. Our network of over 50 destinations is waiting to be rediscovered – whether you’re dreaming of a relaxing beach holiday in the Indian Ocean, a wildlife adventure in one of Africa’s magnificent national parks or an urban escape to a buzzing city like Dubai, London or New York. Dip into our #KQ100 round-up to start dreaming of travel once again. You can rest assured that safety will always remain our topmost priority. We continue to…

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all things kenya habari

LOOK WHO’S BACK, KENYA! After an absence of 19 years, Kenya’s iconic Safari Rally is back on the Word Rally Championship (WRC) calendar. Starting on 24 June, the best drivers from around the world will battle it out on the rough terrain around Navaisha as they look to be crowned the first WRC Safari Rally champion since Britain’s Colin McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist in 2002. DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE SAFARI RALLY ON PAGES 78-79. FOR A MORE IN-DEPTH READ, GO TO ISSUE 166 (APRIL-MAY 2021), PAGES 92-94…

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home-grown fashion

A relatively new fashion kid on the block is Eddy Muyishime of Muyishime (@ muyishime_) – a label whose signature is bright block colour dresses in dramatic billowing proportions. From its showing at Arise Fashion Week 2020, L’Officiel calls Muyishime one of the ‘top African designers shaping global fashion’. The bold and bright Muyishime aesthetic is the mood of playful hope, and his androgynous approach points to a creative direction aligned with contemporary modes of thinking about dressing. Accessible Kenyan streetwear brands such as Itikadi (@itikadi), which produces cheerful separates and cosy loungewear inspired by local art and culture, are deepening their connections with customers through collaborations with social media personalities – selling out collections as a result. The appetite for affordable but considered everyday wear is ever-present, and an increasing…

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baby boom

Kenya hosts the world’s third largest rhino population in the world, after South Africa and Namibia every cloud has a silver lining. Although the coronavirus crisis caused a 92 per cent drop in Kenya’s tourism revenue and has devastated the global economy, the anticipated surge in poaching doesn’t seem to have affected the country’s rhino population. Conservationists have breathed a big sigh of relief following the release of figures which indicate record births and zero poaching – a feat that was last achieved 20 years ago. Furthermore, the identification of five female southern rhinos to act as surrogate mothers for the northern white rhino offers a lifeline to this critically endangered subspecies, preventing it from slipping into imminent extinction. The overall rhino population in Kenya grew from 1441 individuals in 2019 to 1605…

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come alive!

Harness the power of scent Nancy and Susie Kinyanjui are sisters who left their corporate jobs and returned to Kenya to create a green business based on their passion for empowering the country’s local producers. Their store, Provisions Kenya, carries sustainably sourced aromatherapy botanicals, such as frankincense resin, leleshwa smudge sticks, myrrh, eucalyptus, lavender and lemon verbena. These potent healing blends can shift your mood from tense and stressed to relaxed and uplifted. We especially love Leleshwa, an indigenous Maasai herb native to the Rift Valley used to clear your space and your mind. Proceeds go to the indigenous communities who harvest these unique oils. • Order today on Learn to cook Did you know that cooking is therapy? This number one life skill builds your confidence, provides pleasure, draws families together and…

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food for thought

They say you are what you eat. For an athlete or running enthusiast, this has even more significance, as food is the fuel that your body runs on. If you eat well, then you build your muscles, you build your strength and, ultimately, you gain more endurance and can run further and for longer. It’s crucial to know what to eat and when to eat. Read on for Kipchoge’s tips on diet and how to keep healthy as you maintain a running lifestyle… WHAT’S A GOOD DIET FOR A RUNNER? A good diet for a runner involves a very balanced meal which has a good range of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates and proteins. Food builds the body, either by helping you recover or by healing the tissues which have been hurt by wear…