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Young Explorer’s experience wild tortoises in Kilome

Nature has its Ways of surprises irrespective of season as some young explorers were to find out while on an expedition in kilome recently. Young, youthful and Adventurous Kenyan s from almost all parts of kenya were at it again, exploring their country as they experienced nature at its best in its natural environments.  An opportunity to breath Nature’s fresh air while stretching their bodies and experiencing new scenery, kilome was ready to give these guest’s a few surprises. From wild tortoises peeing on them to – ‘Oop’s’, almost sat on a basking snake! 🙂 With the community provided guides they stretched themselves hill after hill, valley after valley finally ending their adventure with an evening view of their starting point and with memories of Ukambani fruit. From kilome community, ‘asanda’ come again.. To engage your youthfulness this holiday season +254780891689

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..


Mango trees that produce 2 species in Kilome

As you can see the mangoes on the right are more rounded than the left, while those on left side are green skinned while those on right are reddish skinned!


Slicing up the fruit reveals a fleshy juicy fruit with the legendary ukambani sweetness!


In Kilome there are 5(five) mango species locally known as
1- ndii
2- ndungu luma
3- munavu/kutu wa ingoi
4- ndoto
5- kasukali
..and they ripen in that sequence between Months of December to March
However the fruit sizes are normally small to medium, with the sweetest [Kasukali ie ‘ka sugar’] having a large seed and little flesh.
So how are these farmers managing 2 or 3 species on one tree as seen in this shop table?


(Visible between/behind the carrots and mangoes is the normal size small mango fruit.)


The traditional mango trees that spread their branches wide out are being trimmed


and where the branches are trimmed new shoots sprout which are then grafted as below


*What potential does this hold for agro farming, commercial fruit production, fruit juices & jams industry, agro tourism and agro education?

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