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mSafari Magazine is the in-flight magazine for Nairobi-based airline, Kenya Airways.

Travel 2019 April

Fine China

by Robert Michael Poole

Welcome to China’s historic window on the world. Once the country’s main trading port, GUANGZHOU now blends a historic core with some of the world’s flashiest skyscrapers.

UNLIKE ITS SISTERS, Shanghai and Beijing, China’s third city doesn’t conjure up the image of an iconic skyline, the Great Wall of China or the Forbidden City; but it does have beautiful architecture, and excellent food that’s famous worldwide. Chinese chefs, many hailing from Guangzhou, were the first modern Chinese to travel around the world.

Travel 2019 January

Off the Chain in the Seychelles

by Robert Michael Poole

Modern tourism, pristine beaches, rare animals and environmental protection all meet in the SEYCHELLES, some 1,500 km east of the mainland.

FLYING DUE east from Nairobi to the Seychelles islands, my imagination is filled with vibrant Technicolor images of exotic nature and landscapes, and luxurious resorts overlooking some of the world’s finest palm-fringed beaches. What surprises me, however, is that the most colourful spot of all stands in the heart of the capital, Victoria, as a monument to the diversity of history and culture that has passed through the islands of this very young and tiny country.

Travel 2017 September

IN A HEART BEAT – Guide to Nairobi

by Robert Michael Poole

Situated among famous surroundings, NAIROBI is often overlooked. But this city’s BEATING HEART is kicking up dust, and people are taking notice.

IT’S EARLY MORNING. As sunlight glitters across the glass façades that puncture the sky from downtown, a light breeze strokes the city streets before disappearing into a wide blue sky that opens onto the Great Rift Valley and Maasai Mara. Nairobi is a city in its element, snug in its multi-cultural complexity and teeming with the sort of treasures many only associate with the better-known urban meccas like Dubai, Tokyo and New York. (Full article in print-only mSafari (Kenya Airways)