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Kasikeu Nites

Enjoy Africa Nature is some of the most Serene evening s in Africa while having proximity to modernization! My experience here and those even double my age ‘was to seek a spot’ atop a rock for sunrise… A feeling only you can express yourself

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Taking a break into Greater Makueni

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Cactus Fruit & Food’s kilome (part 1)

Classified as ‘invasive’ this plant that thrives in drylands is of economic importance for those in the know.

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Cactus veggie pies like these that provide superb morning tea snacks whether travelling or at home at a fraction of cost of similar snacks.

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Similar to ‘Okra’ in characteristics its also used for soups in Southern America’s and the southern states of US.

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and provides a superb breakfast meal when mixed with eggs. (will provide recipe in part 2)

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And just in case you were doubting existence of such meals locally in kilome – here’s a mini cactus pizza I was mmmh.. as I prepared this article.
So what do others say about this

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Plant?

Nzambalau wine 

From this common local fruit called ‘Nzambalau ‘ (below) that drops it’s fruit when it rains

kilome Avocadoes

Can be served with slices of bread as a snack

or Served – ‘Hot n Sweat’

to thrill your tongue..

​the only thing local parents/traders warrat you, is..

A day in Kilome’s Galagos Sanctuary

Galago world in Africa

galago with baby in kilome sanctuary ©muoki kioko2017

After months of pursuation I was finally invited into Kilome’s private galagos sanctuary. A unique habitat that allows you to see this secretive  norctanal African primate up close during the day.

3hrs of guiding later i still didn’t have an image – not because we hadn’t seen a number of them but the sheer drama and excitement of the moment made me forget to press the “record’ button.

Galago guide in sanctuary ©muoki kioko

Running out of time the resident guide asked me to be a little patient as he sought a spot for me to capture ‘One’ shot of this female carrying a baby (1st image). An expert at their behavioural traits, he’s fast to locate them.

Entry is pre-booked and limited to not more than 4individuals at a go to minimize disturbance. Be ready to crawl or kneel to see them and access their lifestyle.

Proop, proop, prooop

With their distinct light blue underbellies

Making loads of proop, proop sounds as they swarm an area

These annually migrating birds move in flocks from Europe and asia and are here on their way down to southern Africa and are known as ‘Eurasian Bee Eaters’.

Looking at their size and thinking of the journey they make annually gets me asking – if this small creation has the courage to cross oceans, desert’s and seas on its small wings ‘What does that say about a people that have Never visited the village next door’?

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