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  • Sci-fi plants of Mount Kenya, Kenya

    Sci-fi plants of Mount Kenya, Kenya

    October 10th, 2013Richard Trillo
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    The Kikuyu people venerated Mount Kenya as the dwelling place of God. They believed if they climbed to the peaks, they would find spiritual inspiration. Straddling the equator and piercing the clouds, Africa’s second-highest mountain – the eroded remains of a vast, prehistoric volcano, towering 5199m from the plains – is a steeper and quicker…

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  • The great African meat feast, Kenya

    The great African meat feast, Kenya

    October 7th, 2013Richard Trillo
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    Ask any expat East African what food they miss most and they’ll tell you nyama choma. In The Gambia, it’s known as afra; and in South Africa it’s what you have at a braai. All over the continent, roast or grilled meat is the heart of any big meal and, whenever possible, it is the…

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  • Ten things to do in Kenya after your safari

    Ten things to do in Kenya after your safari

    July 29th, 2013Richard Trillo
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    Whatever your budget, Kenya has no shortage of post-safari pursuits, writes Richard Trillo, author of the Rough Guide to Kenya and Kenya Programme Manager at Expert Africa. Whether you’re after a relaxing beach break or another adventure, there’s plenty to see and do in Kenya once you’ve left the wildlife behind. Share a beach house…

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  • Looking for the true Timbuktu

    Looking for the true Timbuktu

    February 15th, 2013Richard Trillo
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    Timbuktu has long been a mythical and compelling place, a punchline for many who never knew it really existed, and its recent problems are just the latest in a long line of ups and downs for the Malian city. Richard Trillo recounts the place’s fascinating history and reflects on his own experiences there before asking…

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  • Spotlight on Senegal

    Spotlight on Senegal

    August 28th, 2012Richard Trillo
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    Holidaymakers heading to Africa often flock to The Gambia or further south to Kenya, but they’re overlooking a very special slice of the continent. Richard Trillo, author of the Rough Guide to West Africa, sings Senegal’s praises.   One of the most accessible countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with a six-hour flight and no jet lag from Europe…

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