Mittwoch, 25. März 2020

HOW TO COOK UGALI



When you travel around the world, you get to learn about the different traditions and cultures of these places. Likewise you learn what the people there like.
Just like the Nigerians love their fufu and the Germans love their bread, Kenyans too love their ugali which is practically their staple food. Manufactured from grinded maize to become flour which is quite simple and fast to cook.
With 47 different ethnicities in the country, people have different dishes they eat their ugali with. A plate of fish, beef or pork with vegetables like kales on the side.
It being simple you need to have mastered the art of patience cooking ugali for the first time. It should neither be too soft too hard nor too liquid.


What do you need:
· A deep cooking pan (sufuria)
· A flat faced wooden stick (mwiko)
· 2 cups water
· 1 cup flour 

How to cook:
· Pour water into the sufuria and let it boil over a medium fire (no salt is added).
· Add the flour into the boiling water slowly as you stir into a thick consistency.
· Continue stirring and mixing with your wooden stick until it feels like you are folding the flour into 
   itself and there are no lumps nor water anymore.
· When it is cooked, it should be firm but soft to cut through.

This is the one dish you do not need cutlery to enjoy. The traditional way to eat ugali is by pinching a small piece of it, rolling it into a ball with your hand and then using your fingers to dip the ball into the stew and enjoy.

Enjoy your meal!

More recipe: https://www.vogue.com/article/food-lupita-nyongo-kenyan-ugali-recipe

Mittwoch, 11. März 2020

THE TRIO


                                                                          
The West African black rhino having lived alongside men for centuries it assumed man was harmless. Having existed for 8 million years, by the 1900s there were 850,000 of its kind which made it the most prolific species of rhino on the planet.


Between 1971 and 1993 a number of them were massacred and at some point they were believed to be extinct and this was actually declared true back in 2011.
The white rhino until October 2019, was feared that it too would walk the plank of extinction but thanks to a group of dedicated scientists, not ready to let these amazing species disappear on the face of the earth, on the Kenyan conservancy, Ol Pejeta.


The last three white rhinos on the planet lived out a gilded existence in their own private wilderness enclosure in the shadows of Mount Kenya, guarded day and night. The trio was originally reared in the Czech Republic in a zoo but in 2009, Sudan,his daughter Natu and his granddaughter Fatu were relocated to Ol Pejeta in the hope that the conducive environment would encourage breeding.
Unfortunately, Sudan died in 2018.The last male white rhino! Luckily, scientists had harvested Sudan’s semen and last year they were able to harvest eggs from Natu and Fatu. These eggs will be artificially inseminated with Sudan’s frozen sperm, and in the near future transferred to a southern white rhino in an attempt to save these amazing animals.


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Samstag, 8. Februar 2020

Bye Bye Big Tim


Big Tim dies at the age of fifty of natural causes. This goes ahead to prove that our rangers are doing a great deal at protecting our wildlife, as much as it is a huge loss losing Tim we are glad it was from natural causes.

Big Tim’s carcass was found at the foot of the snowcapped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro in the Amboseli National Park. Usually only large bull elephants like Tim grow their tusks long enough to reach this acclaimed status. Tim was named by researches who called the elephant in the family heard monitoring by the same letter to help identify them; Tim like his mother Trista and his grandmother Teresia were all members of the “T” heard.

Big Tim’s carcass is being transported to the National Museum of Kenya where it will be prepared and preserved for education and exhibition purposes. This esteemed giant once survived an attack that left a tip of a spear embedded in his shoulder before Kenya Wildlife Services rangers found him.
Elephant families are matriarchal and males are solitary once they reach sexual maturity but Tim was always welcome to the heard in the company of females and their families. This just shows how special Tim was.

We hope that his legacy lives on and continues to inspire people to protect his kind, ELEPHANTS!
Did you know that elephants are the world’s largest land animal? Male African elephants can reach 3m tall and weigh between 4,000 -7,500kg and they can live up to 70 years!


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Freitag, 31. Januar 2020


WHALE SHARK SAFARI - THE OTHER SAFARI IN KENYA

In Kiswahili the whale shark is called “papa shillingi”, translating as shark covered in shillings. There is a local legend that God was so pleased when he created this beautiful fish, that he gave his angels handfuls of gold and silver coins to throw down from heaven onto its back. So it goes that whale sharks have their magical markings and swim near the surface, catching the sun on their backs, as a way of saying thank you to their maker.” EAWST says.

With record sightings as early as October 2019 continuing throughout November, 2020 should be an amazing combo of both October and November. Using a combination of spotter airplanes and waterproof drones that can land on water and film underwater. The East Africa Whale Shark Trust have maximized your chances to snorkel with these gentle giants as never before! They start on the 1st of February up until the 15th of May.

This 2020 research will focus on photo ID, length and gender since every shark has a different spot pattern just like the human fingerprint. EAWST have professional underwater photographers/videographers that will film participants swimming with the biggest fish in the world, combined with aerial shots from the drone. They also snorkel with encountered marine lie such as dolphins and manta rays while their spotter airplanes do turtle counts to collect data for future references.

Did you know that whale sharks grow upto 30 feet and can weigh more than 20 tones? These big fish are predominantly plankton feeders and their life pan ranges between 70 years to 100 years, crazy huh?

With 18 consecutive years, Bassen and his team have been running whale shark research expeditions in Diani. With this kind of experience you do not want to miss out on this adventure.

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