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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.


Easter in Kilome


From these ‘Family 3 bedroomed cottages’ starting ksh12,000(yet to be advertised)

to ‘A Boutique accommodation’ (


camping in community held grasslands or hills of this location. These are some of your options for accommodation as you relax

in the scenic ukambani landscape that includes waterfalls, either as a group or with family


Discovering some beautiful local insects & birds

get guided by community guides through kilome Landscapes


or just drive around enjoying the scenary (that may include Views of Kilimanjaro) or visit Rock 14111
For the youthful and curious one’s go game driving on the konza plains or take on ‘Photography’ of nature

karibu kilome

As it’s Easter you can also sample attending a local Easter service.

Don’t forget kilome has sweet, fresh local fruits, pass through a local fruit stand and enjoy farm fresh fruits!!


For a souvenir Shop for these kilome baskets and other items to carry home as a local souvenir or to make business with back home. Use this link to interact with those who make them to ensure they are genuine

The first 2 accommodations have swimming pools. For community camping & community guides email:
or call 0722 891689

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Bee products that can be done in kilome


1. Bee keeping Manual:

2. HoneyBees Deceases and pests: practicle guide

1.1 What are value added products from beekeeping?
1.2 The purpose of this bulletin
1.3 How to use this bulletin
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Physical characteristics of honey
2.3 The composition of honey
2.4 The physiological effects of
2.4.1 Unconfirmed circumstantial evidence
2.4.2 Scientific evidence
2.5 The uses of honey today
2.5.1 As a food
2.5.2 As a food ingredient
2.5.3 As an ingredient in medicine-like products
2.5.4 Products of honey
2.5.5 Others
2.6 Honey harvesting and
2.6.1 Colony management
2.6.2 Unifloral honeys
2.6.3 Contamination during
2.6.4 Contamination during
2.6.5 Cleanliness
2.6.6 Processing
2.6.7 Purification
2.6.8 Moisture content
2.6.9 Prevention of fermentation
2.6.10 Heating
2.6.11 Packaging
2.7 Storage
2.8 Quality control
2.9 Caution
2.10 Market outlook
2.11 Honey from other bees
2.12 Recipes
2.12.1 Liquid honey
2.12.2 Creamed honey
2.12.3 Comb honey
2.12.4 Mead
2.12.5 Honey beer
2.12.6 Honey liqueurs
2.12.7 Honey spreads
2.12.8 Honey with fruits and nuts
2.12.9 Honey with pollen and
2.12.10 Honey paste for dressing
2.12.11 Sugar substitution
2.12.12 Fruit marmalade
2.12.13 Honey jelly
2.12.14 Syrups
2.12.15 Rose honey
2.12.16 Caramels
2.12.17 Nougat and torrone
2.12.18 Honey gums
2.12.19 Gingerbread
2.12.20 Marzipan
2.12.21 Honey in bakery products
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Physical characteristics of
3.3 The composition of pollen
3.4 The physiological effects of
3.4.1 Unconfirmed circumstantial evidence
3.4.2 Scientific evidence
3.5 The uses of pollen today
3.5.1 As medicine
3.5.2 As food
3.5.3 In cosmetics
3.5.4 For pollination
3.5.5 For pollution monitoring
3.6 Pollen collection
3.7 Pollen buying
3.8 Storage
3.9 Quality control
3.10 Caution
3.11 Market outlook
3.12 Recipes
3.12.1 Pollen extract
3.12.2 Beebread (after Dany,1988)
3.12.3 Honev with pollen
3.12.4 Granola or breakfast cereals
3.12.5 Candy bars
3.12.6 Pollen supplements and
substitutes in beekeeping
3.12.7 Cosmetics
3.12.8 Pills and capsules
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Physical characteristics of bees wax
4.3The composition of beeswax
4.4 The physiological effects of wax
4.5 The uses of wax today
4.5.1 In beekeeping
4.5.2 For candle making
4.5.3 For metal castings and
4.5.4 In cosmetics
4.5.5 Food processing
4.5.6 Industrial technology
4.5.7 Textiles
4.5.8 Varnishes and polishes
4.5.9 Printing
4.5.10 Medicine
4.5.11 Others
4.6 Wax collection and processing
4.7 Buying
4.8 Storage
4.9 Quality control
4.10 Market outlook
4.11 Recipes
4.11.1 Bleached wax
4.11.2 Candle makin2
4.11.3 Cosmetics
4.11.4 Grafting wax for horticulture
4.11.5 Polishes and varnishes
4.11.6 Cravons
4.11.7 Leather preserves
4.11.8 Waterproofing textiles and paper
4.11.9 Paint
4.11.10 Wood preservative
4.11.11 Swarm lure
4.11.12 Topical ointment for burns
4.11.13 Veterinary wound cream
4.11.14 Adhesive
4.11.15 Determination of
saponification cloud point
(1uoted from ITCg 1978)
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Physical characteristics of
5.3 The composition of propolis
5.4 The physiological effects of
propolis 1
5.4.1 Unconfirmed circumstantial evidence
5.4.2 Scientific evidence
5.5 The uses of propolis today
5.5.1 In cosmetics
5.5.2 In medicine
5.5.3 Traditional use
5.5.4 Food technology
5.5.5 Others
5.6 Formulations and application
methods for human and animal use
5.6.1 Raw
5.6.2 Liquid extracts
5.6.3 Additives
5.6.4 Injection
5.7 Extraction methods
5.8 Collection
5.9 Buying
5.10 Storage
5.11 Quality control
5.12 Market outlook
5.13 Caution
5.14 Patents including propolis
5.15 Information sources
5.16 Recipes
5.16.1 Ointments
5.16.2 Oral and nasal spravs
5.16.3 Suntan lotions
5.16.4 Propolis syrups or honeys
5.16.5 Propolis tablets
5.16.6 Propolis shampoo
5.16.7 Anti-dandruff lotion
5.16.8 Propolis toothpaste
5.16.9 Anaesthetic propolis paste
5.16.10 Creams
5.16.11 Facial masks
5.16.12 Micro-encapsulation
5.16.13 Ouality tests for antioxidant activity
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Physical characteristics of royal jelly
6.3 The composition of royal jelly
6.4 The phsiological effects of royal jelly
6.4.1 On honeybees
6.4.2 Unconfirmed circumstantial evidence
6.4.3 Scientific evidence
6.5 Uses and marketing of royal
6.5.1 Dietary supplement
6.5.2 As ingredient in food
6.5.3 As ingredient in medicine-like products
6.5.4 Ingredient in cosmetics
6.5.5 Others
6.6 Royal jelly collection
6.7 Storage
6.8 Quality control
6.9 Caution
6.10 Market outlook
6.11 Recipes
6.11.1 Freeze-dried (lyouhilised)
royal iellvy
6.11.2 Honey with royal jelly
6.11.3 Yoghurt with royal lelly
6.11.4 Jellies and soft caramels
6.11.5 Liquid preparations
6.11.6 Dried juice concentrate
6.11.7 Tablets
6.11.8 Capsules
6.11.9 Cosmetics
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Physical characteristics of
7.3 The composition of venom
7.4 The physiological effects of
7.4.1 Unconfirmed circumstantial evidence
7.4.2 Scientific evidence
7.5 The use of venom today
7.6 Venom collection
7.7 Venom products
7.8 Buying
7.9 Storage
7.10 Quality control
7.11 Caution
7.12 Market outlook
7.13 Recipes
8.1 Introduction
8.2 The chemical composition of
adult and larval honeybees
8.3 The uses of adult bees and
8.3.1 For beekeeping
8.3.2 For pollination
8.3.3 As food
8.3.4 As medicine
8.3.5 In cosmetics
8.4 Collection
8.4.1 Adult bees
8.4.2 Honeybee larvae
8.5 Buying
8.6 Storage
8.7 Quality control
8.8 Caution
8.9 Market outlook
8.10 Recipes
8.10.1 Preparation of mature and immature bees for human
8.10.2 Bakutig traditional recipe
from Nepal (Bur2ettg 1990)
8.10.3 Frozen larvaeg pupae or
8.10.4 Rawg fried and boiled larvae
8.10.5 Dried larvae and adults
8.10.6 Basic general recipes
8.10.7 Bee mango chutney
8.10.8 Bee chapattis
8.10.9 Pastry
8.10.10 Popmoth
8.10.11 Bee sweets and chocolate coated bees
8.10.12 How to raise and harvest
wax moth larvae
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Description of product types
9.2.1 Lotions
9.2.2 Ointments
9.2.3 Creams
9.2.4 Shampoos
9.2.5 Soaps
9.2.6 Toothpastes and mouth rinses
9.2.7 Deodorants
9.2.8 Facial masks
9.2.9 Make-up
9.2.10 Lipsticks
9.2.11 Perfumes
9.3 The sources of ingredients
9.3.1 Local
9.3.2 Imported
9.4 Technical requirements
9.4.1 Raw materials
9.4.2 Equipment
9.4.3 Emulsions
9.4.4 Mixing
9.4.5 Colouring
9.5 Advantages and applications of primary bee products in cosmetics
9.6 Buying
9.7 Storage
9.8 Quality control
9.9 Packaging and presentation
9.10 Marketing
9.11 Caution
9.12 Market outlook
9.13 Recipes
9.13.1 Lotions
9.13.2 Ointments
9.13.3 Creams
9.13.4 Sun protection
9.13.5 Shampoos
9.13.6 Solid soaps
9.13.7 Liquid soaps
9.13.8 Toothpaste and mouth rinses
9.13.9 Deodorants
9.13.10 Face packs Honey face pack
9.13.11 Make-up
9. 13.12 Lipsticks and glosses
9.13.13 Depilatory waxes
9.13 14 Shaving preparations

Industrial activity & pollution sources like high vehicle traffic nearby affects bee product quality leading to much lower prices in markets!


*making beehives & other be processing equipment manuals for fundis :

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Adventure for Children & Youthful in Kilome

Get the ultimate Adventure and cultural experience for yourself and your children by visiting this site in kilome.


Explore this site above, guided by locals. Let your children be led through the most adventurous & fun sections by their age mates supervised by a responsible adult.
Pose and take images through the ‘Glow hole’ either as a group, individual or family!


Those unable to get to the ‘glow hole’ have the option of picnic along the way as they enjoy a birds eye view of Kyulu Mts, Emposha & Mt.Kilimanjaro on clear days alongside local hills and valleys.. This route is also a migration path for Raptors/birds of prey from Europe and Asia 🙂
Getting here: This is 110kms southwards by road from Kenya’s capital Nairobi or the International Airport of Jomo Kenyatta in Nairobi and is all bitumen/tarmac. Safe parking is available within the community at a token fee.
By Air you can charter a chopper or small plane from wilson Airport. Kenya Tourism Board tourism map has an airstrip marked in Konza plains on lower plains of Kilome..
– There after is a 2hr adventurous walk to (with an shorter option for the less adventurous).The less adventurous miss out on breathe taking views, breezes and picnic sites *[will cover that on next I’inside kilome’ article]. Accomodation: For those wanting to camp


There are several community sites where this can be done (email). Basic clean accommodation hotels are also available in the community.
Food: all year round different sweet fruits are available [Farm fresh & pesticide free]. Bottled drinking water is available in local shops with the best part being on exit the same shop will gladly accept the empty water bottles!
When prior arranged snacks like sandwiches, hotdogs & warm beverages like Kenyan tea, Coffee or Chocolate can be availed on location. Catering services for meals local available within  community, from mbuzi choma, chapati, muthokoi, etc [for family groups or organised tour groups]
All that over and above the genuine warm hospitality of the community.
Remember to carry enough disk space/memory cards for your cameras + spare batteries as you’ll not want to regret missing to record the experience.
Communication: There’s cell phone communication networks within kilome for Vodafone & Airtel networks.
Security: The community work hand in hand with the relevant organs at all times. Ensure you have registered your presence through your host before exploring. Remember to have a great time too.

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Eating in Kilome – cassava meals

a ‘hot/chillied’ dry Meat & Cassava meal cooked with sweet potato/pumpkin leaves


Mukeu, taken with mala (home made not packet)


…a local pumpkin and cassava dish


Cassava flavoured in vegetables prepared with fresh cow milk that gives it a ghee/cheese scent

Cassava mchicha topped with macadamia nuts

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Inside Kilome – Salama


salama market

Located on Mombasa – Nairobi Highway is this Centre that’s also a beautiful market place cum stop for anyone wishing to stop and stretch from their drive from Mombasa. ie. ideally a place you’d want to stretch before your last leg to Nairobi. Just 100Kms from Nairobi it’s got a large paved parking which can serve well as a point to regroup when traveling from Nairobi headed to the Southern National parks [Amboseli NP & Tsavo NP] or when headed to the coast as a group.

Easily recognizable by the Mosque and Kilome/Nunguni hills in the Background. On Market days you will get a lot of local products from the region (depending on season) like Cassava, banana’s, promagranets(Makukumanga), mangoes, water melons.

Said to have developed on the Directive of Kenya’s first president ‘Jomo Kenyatta’ as a safe market to trade in after the previous market located slightly inland became inconvenient for traders as they disagreed with locals. He is said to have told the traders he will give them pahali Salama- thus the Name.
Interesting places to visit nearby Includes This waterfall

Kathongole Hill View inn

Sunset of Ngong from Kathongole Inn ©muokikioko2013

Sunset of Ngong from Kathongole Inn ©muokikioko2013

Kathongole Hill View Inn is Located on Nairobi – Mombasa road about 64 kms from Nairobi near Kautandini (see map). It’s name is derived from its location a story which i reserve for the hosts to tell.

I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Inn on a late afternoon and on the way out i just had to stop at the gate to take this photograph(above) of Ngong Hill at sunset (One of the many scenaries around this Inn set in the savanna’s of Konza)

Open Gazibo's set viewing the Konzaplains

Open gazebos’ set viewing the Konza plains

It’s verandahs are serene surrounded by the Konza plains with plenty of open sitting space to enjoy the warm Ukambani air and as you can see in the image above it’s a popular place for those seeking a quiet recreational drink with friends out-of-town


Kathongole Hill View Inn Accomodation

Kathongole Hill View Inn Accommodation

For further information:

Tel: +254 720 670411 or  +254 731603454

Map of Activities to do near here: