Archive for the ‘ Makueni County ’ Category

Xtrym gorge trail

A visitor enjoys the soil formations in this water made gorge . The gorge stretches back about 300 metres and is part of a 9hr hiking trail.

Interesting watching how life has adopted to this new feature with butterflies and birds making it home!!

This trail is also famous for it’s farm fresh mangoes and oranges.

BEYOND NORMAL – the climate change Challenge!!

The challenge – Plant trees at ANY Time Of The Year and ensure 100% success rate growth through commitment to see them grow.

This was not the first primary school to take up the challenge in makueni..

The last primary school has achieved a 100% tree growth success rate, the challenge for others is to meet this standard set by their colleague’s in kilome.We hear a lot of..” this is the wrong type of tree to grow here” or ” how can you plant trees at this time of the year”? Well for the children – some other child has done it, therefore failure is the adult near them Not giving them a chance to prove that they can do it too..And as a bonus, this tree planting included a special guest ‘ Africa’s First blind African to Climb the world tallest free standing mountain , as well as Africa’s tallest – Mt. Kilimanjaro – Blind!! Mr Douglas..This event was supported by Community adventure guides Partners – summit seekers, kenya environmental network, kithangathini youth tree nursary, parents, teacher’s, the board and the ever enthusiastic pupils at kituiuni primary!!

Somewhere in kilome..

Strange crucifix tree..

Caterpillar Easter

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This Easter was ‘caterpillar Easter’
Caterpillars, caterpillars and more caterpilars…Mother’s carrying babies first inspected you to ensure you had no caterpillars on your clothing before allowing you to handle their babies

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What species of butterfly/moth were these and why Soooo many!!?

Nzambalau wine 

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

Kili view from kilome

Kilimanjaro from kilome ©muokikioko 2017

Strange visitor in kilome

strange skulker in kilome1©muoki kioko2017

strange skulker in kilome1©muoki kioko2017


Face resembles a weavers but it skulks and the rest of the body is more of greenbul nature (sorry non-birders). Very shy and solitary.

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