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Kili view from kilome

Kilimanjaro from kilome ©muokikioko 2017

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Died, went to Heaven & Returned!!

Just had an encounter with this “buddy” on his back. please don’t laugh coz this is serious stuff!!

Just checked in the loos (external toilets) to loose some weight for the evening! well someone else thought otherwise – as i began loosing weight this giant moth checks in to keep me company and decides to play summers within the 6 walls of the room. Just then messages start checkin in on my phone and i forget the moth.

Suddenly – doof!! then somthing soft pointed hits my lower leg – again and again at different angles. Now thats not a moth!. Look down with the low light of phones screen and this mAaSive Foot long (body) rat is in the small room with me. Now starts the drama….

Boxing spiders of Kilome

©muoki kioko 2016

Armed with ‘black gloves’, protecting their bloodshot Red eyes are these ‘boxing spiders’ in kilome.

At home both on surfaces or as they glide ‘still’ on water surfaces – looking always ready to throw in a fewww punches on anything in their way. 

Armed with a front set of 4 Eyes and another two smaller eyes on the side, they are unalarmed at bigger objects in front of them like YoU!

*ID’d by Zarek Cocker as a ‘Salticidae – jumping spider’

Snow in the skies..

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I was talking to a friend the other day and something caught my attention from behind them:
“a strangely shaped solo cloud”
or so I thought, but it had a flat top. Appearing above mature 30-40 year old eucalyptus trees my eyes kept shifting between my friend and this “cloud” until they turned, looked and asked..
“kwani u’ve never seen Kilimanjaro”?
I was looking at “the worlds highest free standing snow”
Then I remembered the description ‘worlds highest free standing mountain’. It’s height makes the top stick out somewhere in the middle of the skies especially when the slopes are not visible.

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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Portraits of Kilome’s Primates

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..from the curious from a distance

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Attacked © muoki kioko 2016

..to the attacked

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Low ©muoki Kioko 2016

Feeling low

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The supervisor

to ‘the supervisor’

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©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Mauritian Tomb Bats in Kilome

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Mauritian Tomb Bat Kilome ©muokikioko'16

Mauritian Tomb Bat (Taphozous
mauritianus) that hangs upside down on surfaces seemingly ever alert and awake during the day suggesting it has a good eyesight.
Avoiding dark areas and instead opting for open spaces that allow it easy take-off, it can now be seen in Kilome.
Thought to exist only below 1000m, it’s resident above 1200m above sea level here.
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photos and text
©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

Swimming in Kilome

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Swimming in kilome ©muokikioko 2016

Swimming lessons now offered in Kilome!
As you can see the pool area has a view which on clear days faces Kilimanjaro. Come relax with family or friends swimming as you have buffet. Accommodation is available for those wishing for a weekend outing as you explore climbing Mt.Kalembwani or visit Ilovoto waterfalls or get a guide to search for the rare Plantanna frogs.
Should you have forgotten shopping at a supermarket, ‘No Problem’ as there’s a convenience store just 10-15minutes from here.
Located on the Mombasa highway about 80kms on your right hand from Nairobi as you begin descending the 1st section with a climbing lane. Sign board marked ACK.

photos and text
©muoki kioko
2009-2016
email:muokikioko@gmail.com

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