Gorges, Kilome

I’ll let the pictures speak to you..

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Can’t wait to walk in the trail at the bottom, some 30+ metres below!

Accessible by private car/public means both 2w and 4wd, slightly over 100kms down Mombasa road (tarmac) + 3-4km gravel road.

*Trail closed during wet season s

photos and text
©muoki kioko
2009-2015
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Cultural Ambassador – Kilome

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Kilome cultural ambassador ©muoki Kioko 2015

photos and text
©muoki kioko
2009-2015
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Walking through a forest of tomatoes

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Targeting 100,000 tomato plants are a youthful determined to embrace the wholeness of their ancestral land.
Their thinking is very simple, if I can get just 5 tomatoes/plant and sell each at 1/= my home basics are sorted – even children going to boarding!
Challenged by fellow tribesman with cows doing 60ltrs/day from the “unproductive/dry” land as they kept being told as they grew up. They are now asking why others shouldn’t be visiting their “dry land” Makueni to learn productivity.
While everything else turns crisp brown they are determined to have green forests of crops on each of their age mates ancestral land. Meanwhile their younger siblings are having a field day learning to turn that produce to products they normally buy.

photos and text
©muoki kioko
2009-2015
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

What a sunset Today.

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Kilome skies ©muokikioko

Today’s sunset was fabulous! Fiery Red and giving that saturated orange-red glow to the hillsides, just had to share this one. Have a fabulous evening.

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©muoki kioko
2009-2015
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Inside kilome: The Art of digging up cassava

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Don’t dig up that way, you’ll spoil the harvest!
Cassava harvesting is a skill. Starting from how to identify if it has a ready tuber for harvesting to which direction it runs and finally remembering it’s part of a root system that intertwines – how do I dig it up without damaging the other growing roots!
At times the root you require is growing downwards or under roots not fully developed, how do you harvest this root without damaging the younger roots?

This month visit and learn this cassava skill passed down generations in a cultural experience

photos and text
©muoki kioko
2009-2015
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Paper wasps of Kilome

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Paper wasp©muoki kioko

I had always thought of the power drill used for making holes on walls or a dentist drill for teeth as a brilliant innovation. Same to the banking process of keeping valuables in a vault, that was until this

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wasp turned up. Bzzzzz, bzzzzz, bzzzzzz zzzzzz zzzzzzz it went on constantly turning around its tunnel to ensure the edges were smoothed out.
Next, out it went and in a short while returned with cargo which it safely deposited in this vault

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Paper wasp2© Muoki Kioko

Then… the vault is secured! different sized materials are tried for a tight ‘fit’ in the tunnel

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After fitting a 2nd or 3rd layer is added before surface is evened out and made to look like the surrounding.
Noticed that later in the day, if it acquired new cargo the old vault could still be traced accurately and the vault secured even more.
Just left wondering what other lessons were can pick from the creator of the universe.

Conferencing in Kilome

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Need  for conferencing within one hour of Nairobi’s – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, but out of the City?
Kilome  offers a number of conferencing opportunities from small groups to groups of upto 100.
Amoung them is this one who’s gardens offer opportunities to view Kilimanjaro in the evenings and early mornings.
To book  +254717950722

Activities while here include swimming,, hiking, cultural visits, ..
see:
https://kilome.wordpress.com/tourism/

Text & Images
©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
email: muokikioko@gmail.com
All rights reserved.

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