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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

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

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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/

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
email: muokikioko@gmail.com
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‘Woof’ spiders of kilome

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‘Woof’ is the name I’ve given this spider because of it’s dog like features. It is part of a collection of spiders I’ve captured that have features similar to objects or animals we are familiar with.
The other very interesting one was one with a cat like face, which i could not trace at the time of this upload. All in all i appreciate if any of you know its scientific name for Id’ing purposes

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
email: muokikioko@gmail.com
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Inside Kilome – Mwambwani shrines

Standing at 5934 feet above sea level are these UKambani shrines

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Entry is best through Sultan Hamud on mombasa road. An alternative is through Nunguni at the top of kilome hills that’s ALL tarmac from Nairobi some about 125kms. Turn off to Nunguni from Mombasa road is at 100kms, where you turn left for remaining 25kms of tarmac. Thereafter seek local directions from closest Government office or book a local guide who will also explain how the shrines were used.

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
email: muokikioko@gmail.com
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Giraffes crossing Highway near Konza

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
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Easter in Kilome

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

to ‘A Boutique accommodation’ (http://kilimakiumanor.com/)

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camping in community held grasslands or hills of this location. These are some of your options for accommodation as you relax
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in the scenic ukambani landscape that includes waterfalls, either as a group or with family

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Discovering some beautiful local insects & birds
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get guided by community guides through kilome Landscapes

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or just drive around enjoying the scenary (that may include Views of Kilimanjaro) or visit Rock 14111
https://kilome.wordpress.com/tag/rock-14111/
For the youthful and curious one’s go game driving on the konza plains or take on ‘Photography’ of nature
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karibu kilome
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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!!

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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
https://kilome.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/kilome-baskets/

NB:
The first 2 accommodations have swimming pools. For community camping & community guides email: kilomeinvestments@gmail.com
or call 0722 891689

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
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Kilome Baskets

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Kilome Traditional baskets made by women, a hand crafting skill that is taught from childhood to adulthood for one to make a basket of acceptable quality in the community.
To visit a group making them or make an order you can use email: kilomeinvestments@gmail.com or call direct +254724821032.

*these are baskets handcrafted to last a lifetime.

Those mature in the field are also mature individuals who appreciate being given their space to craft, come up with new designs including weaving your name into your basket and billing fairly for their skill. All individuals covered here representing the community ‘work with integrity’.

– should you want leather finishing or branding use email provided above (sample of their works below)

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2015
email: muokikioko@gmail.com
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