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Spring has arrived in the Slums of Nairobi

In case you missed it through the low cloud in Nairobi today, or because of the solar eclipse shrouding us in momentary darkness, spring has arrived. Spring has Sprung! There is no better place to find proof of that, than in the beautiful shamba (farm) in the middle of Mukuru, Nairobi. This is my favourite place. There are chickens and geese, rabbits and fish, vegetables and herbs – and look at these flowers! How the bloom began Musa Juma, a resident of Mukuru and a man ...
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The Face(s) of East Africa; a photo essay of wildlife ...

There are so many sides to East Africa; it is a land of such contrasting places and faces. When you hear someone breathlessly utter ‘Africa’… who or what springs to mind? What face do you see? I’ve been in East Africa for three months now and I’m still wondering; Who is East Africa? Recently I went on safari (such a tourist, I know!) through four of the countries that comprise East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and I fell in love. ...
Life in Kenya

The Wild Life of Kenya

Oh boy! As is the way with most adventures, there was a boy, but he’s a good one so never fear that part of this story. The fearful part was that I had no idea what I was getting myself into as, for once, he was choosing our path (oh boy indeed!). I had agreed to follow him, my boyfriend, on his lifelong dream to return to Kenya and work in development. Now, as I’m an enviro, the idea of living ...