A peaceful weekend in Kismayo

Fishing village at Kismayo. PHOTO| COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The Mecca is a hotel of Africa Eco Services (AES), which has excellent camps in Kenya.
  • I first met them three years ago when I joined a group of eclipse chasers by Lake Turkana – all armed with powerful telescopes and cameras, only to miss the climax of the moon blotting out the sun because both were blotted out by storm clouds.
  • I have also enjoyed their fly camp that they erect each year at the Rhino Charge venue.

Some people would pay a good money for this,” my colleague, Ismahan, said. We were in Kismayo. It was an hour before sundown. And we were being driven by Ali along a bumpy track, winding our way around small walled houses, and heading down to the beach.

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