The wonders of Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant family by Tsavo bridge on Tsavo River. PHOTO|RUPI MANGAT

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Summary:

  • The sanctuary is part of the bigger Mwaluganje-Shimba hills forest and a global biodiversity hotspot
  • There are some 500 elephants, mostly the realm of bulls

A massive cloud of locusts bursts over Machakos soon after passing the Kyumbi Makutano junction on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway where the statue of Paul Ngei, the Kamba freedom fighter stands. Everybody is taken by surprise by the flying insects that have been devastating the country since last year, the worst in 70 years, threatening the food security of millions of people.

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