A four-letter word beginning with L

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A four-letter word beginning with L I’ve travelled to many places. Put many markers on the map. I’ve seen cities that shine with electric light. And mountains that tell time. Lakes that sparkle like lost silver pieces carelessly thrown on the earth. In all the places I’ve seen, the people I’ve encountered, the sunrises and sunsets I’ve watched… My heart was left in lovely Lamu. Lamu is like a lost […]

North Kenya Expedition Part 2

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North Kenya Expedition Part 2 Encountering the El Molo on the Jade Sea by Olilanna Continued from Part 1>> …The road is treacherous. With sudden drops and loose gravel, It is advised to drive at a slow and manageable pace. A few minutes past nine pm we are finally driving through Loiyangalani town. We are unsure of where Malabo Guest house is but we meet a Good Samaritan on the […]

North Kenya Expedition Part 1

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North Kenya Expedition Part 1 Time Travel Into Ancient Lands by Olilanna 30 Sep 2016 11:00 am Day One! Nairobi-Charanna Farm On the way!   We are in Kirinyaga county right now.The road is smooth and the landscape keeps getting better and better.We just crossed the Tana River and into Sagana. An interesting thing is that The Nairobi/Nyeri highway passes through Kirinyaga,Machakos and Embu counties in about five minutes! On […]

Olorgesaille, Kenya

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Olorgesailie is a geological formation in East Africa containing a group of Lower Paleolithic archaeological sites. It is on the floor of the Eastern Rift Valley in southern Kenya, 40 miles southwest of Nairobi along the road to Lake Magadi. The artifacts were first discovered by the British geologist John Walter Gregory in 1919, but it was not until 1943 that excavation began in earnest under the direction of Mary […]

Aberdares, Kenya

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The main ecosystems within the mountain range are rainforest giving way to dense bamboo forests and then moorland. The steep western edges of the hillside are sparsely inhabited by wildlife compared to the forested gentle slopes to the east, which are home to a wide variety of wildlife. There are multitudes of elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog as well as the endangered Black Rhino. A variety of cats including leopards […]