Battlefield East Africa – another centenary event drawing close
Almost coinciding with this year’s Magical Kenya Travel Expo is the one hundredth anniversary of flight in Kenya, which will be celebrated on the 12th of October in the Taita Hills town of Maktau and the nearby Taita Hills Lodge.
Built to look like a German Fort is the lodge at the very centre of the commemorations of the First World War battles which were fought in this part of Kenya, as repeatedly reported here in the series ‘Battlefields East Africa’ and related articles.
In fact has Willie Mwadilo, General Manager of both Sarova Taita Hills and Sarova Salt Lick Lodges played a key role, alongside with the author of ‘Guerrillas of Tsavo’ Mr. James Willson Esq. – himself a former General Manager of these two lodges when they were still owned and managed by Hilton Hotels. Willie, when James scouted the area for clues and sites of the skirmishes and battles fought here, was becoming an integral part of the team and has since then helped to train several guides conversant with locations and history to share with visitors keen on seeing the East African theatre where WWI was raging.