UN proposes Coast forests be made world heritage sites; Caroline Chebet; Standard Media

Unesco says they have complex ecosystems with many species of plants and animals.

Source: UN proposes Coast forests be made world heritage sites

Modern architecture threatens Lamu heritage, say elders; Cheti Praxides; The Star

It was listed as a world heritage site by Unesco in 2001…

Source: Modern architecture threatens Lamu heritage, say elders

Plastic waste activist dreams of changing the face of Lamu; Davina Ngei; The Star

Ali Skanda formed Takataka Foundation to unite groups doing clean-ups…

Source: Plastic waste activist dreams of changing the face of Lamu

Lake Turkana: A lifeline in danger of running dry; Edward Mungai; Business Daily Africa

Lake Turkana — the world’s largest desert lake — is at the risk of going extinct in coming years should there be no strategic interventions.

Source: MUNGAI: Lake Turkana: A lifeline in danger of running dry

Kenya Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Kenya; Nellie Huang; WildJunket Travel

Besides wildlife safari, Kenya also offers pristine beaches and historical islands. Check out Nellie Huang’s detailed Kenya itinerary for those with 2 weeks in Kenya.

Source: Kenya Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Kenya – WildJunket Travel

The bird watchers’ paradise of Meru; Gitonga Marete; Daily Nation

One can witness the spectacle of elephants sliding down the slopes.

Source: The bird watchers’ paradise of Meru

Why Kenya Is the Hottest Tourist Destination in 2020?; Marela Bush; Chart Attack

There is definitely a lot one can discover and enjoy, so let’s take a look at what Kenya has to offer and why exactly it is one of the must-visit places this year.

Source: Why Kenya Is the Hottest Tourist Destination in 2020? – Chart Attack

The changing face of Lamu; Wendy Watta; The Nation

Lamu is a pearl to be polished and looked after.

Source: TRAVEL & LEISURE: The changing face of Lamu

Lake Elmentaita risks losing World Heritage Site status; Rupi Mangat; Nation

Invisible to migrating birds like flamingos late in the evening, the pylons are death traps.

Source: Lake Elmentaita risks losing World Heritage Site status – VIDEO

Hotel construction threatens globally-acclaimed Rift Valley lake; Caroline Chebet; The Standard

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From far, flamingoes’ pink and white patterns are a sight to behold. And except for the quacks of pelicans and fish eagles perched on the heap of stones…

Source: Hotel construction threatens globally-acclaimed Rift Valley lake

Dispatches From The AIA – July 2019; Archaeological Institute of America

Source: Dispatches From The AIA – July 2019 – Archaeological Institute of America

Keeping ancient site pristine, safe; Fred Oluoch; The East African

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Its listing on the Unesco List is a major boost to Kenya’s western tourism circuit.

Source: Keeping ancient site pristine, safe

Why Thim Lich Oinga hosted the World Heritage Sites celebration; Manuel Odeny; The Star

It was inaugurated as a World Heritage Site after a painstaking process that started in the 1980s…

Source: Why Thim Lich Oinga hosted the World Heritage Sites celebration

The scramble for Thim Lich Ohinga begins; Kevine Omollo; The Standard

However, other clans have opposed any changes to the site’s history records.

Source: The scramble for Thim Lich Ohinga begins : The Standard

History behind Kenya’s best heritage sites; Peter Muiruri; The Standard

If you are millennial, you may never know that in 1989, the then KANU government wanted to construct a 62-storey building to be known as the Kenya Tim…

Source: History behind Kenya’s best heritage sites : The Standard

AIA Site Preservation Grant Recipient Named World Heritage Site; AIA

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Ceremony marks elevation of Thimlich Ohinga site; Cecil Odongo; Nation

Dry-stone walled settlement was probably built in the 16th century, according to UNESCO.

Source: Ceremony marks elevation of Thimlich Ohinga site

Rapid Response Facility (RRF) releases funds to fight flames in Mount Kenya National Park; Unesco

Source: Rapid Response Facility (RRF) releases funds to fight flames in Mount Kenya National Park

UNESCO Director-General deplores fires in Mount Kenya National Park; Unesco

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Source: UNESCO Director-General deplores fires in Mount Kenya National Park

Kenya helicopter crash leaves 4 Americans and a local pilot dead; CBS

Local pilot also killed in crash on an island in Lake Turkana in northern Kenya’s Rift Valley…

Source: Kenya helicopter crash leaves 4 Americans and a local pilot dead