Posts Tagged ‘ Stargazing ’

Mt.Kalembwani (arm chair Mt.)

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Mt.Kalembwani ©muokikioko2017

At 5141 ft Mt kalembwani a Volcanic cone within Kilome, Makueni county owned by the local community is an easy to get to day hike just off mombasa-nairobi tarmac road/highway for individuals, educational institutions or organised groups

Arm Chair – Mt.Kalembwani ©muoki kioko

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walking up kalembwani’s volcanic scree ©muokikioko2017

having erupted some 10,000yrs ago its had cultural significance to the community and provides both educational and leisure activities

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summiting kalembwani with local guides ©muokikioko2017

through community guides. It also provides brilliant opportunity for star gazing, photography, camping, birdwatching, butterfly watching and raptor watching while at same time giving splendid views of kilome topography and on clear days Africas highest Mountain – mt kilimanjaro

Local guides are always happy to arrange for local indegenous meals or free range goat meat roasting on request. Secure Car park with toilets available.

Accomodation of all categories is available nearby from budget to 5star should you want to extend your enjoyment.

 

 

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Moon-rise in Kilome

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We tend to hear of sunrise but never Moonrise. The moon does rise and set every day!  Yesterday was special in that it rose at around 8:00pm and was ALL reddish, more like a sunset and it arose from the east over hilltops ( imagine sunset in reverse over a hill at night). I just had a small window to capture it before it started brightening up.
Best viewed on a computer screen rather than phone

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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