Kenya is the world's forty-seventh largest country (after Madagascar). From the coast on the Indian Oceanthe Low plains rise to central highlands. The highlands are bisected by the Great Rift Valley; a fertile plateau in the east. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa. The highlands are the site of the highest point in Kenya (and the second highest in Africa): Mount Kenya, which reaches (17,057 ft) and is also the site of glaciers. Climate varies from tropical along the coast to arid in the interior. Mount Kilimanjaro 19,341 ft) can be seen from Kenya to the South of the Tanzanian border
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Kenya has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country. There is however a lot of rain between March and May (the long rains), and moderate rain in October and November (the short rains). The temperature remains high throughout these months.

The country receives a great deal of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rain season occurs from April to June. The short rain season occurs from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.


The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and no rthern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well known of African ethnic groups. They speak Maa, a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family that is related to Dinka and Nue

Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest, with the Indian Ocean running along the southeast border. The country is named after Mount Kenya.
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The official languages of Kenya and Tanzania is Swahili and English & is a Camping Station for settlers and traders at one time ... Trekking westward to new lands and adventure. Situated in the the High Lands at 5400 ft. The climate ideal. As we drive Northward to Nyeri on to Aberdare National Park, the reserve where the Kikuyo people live, on built in branches of a Cape Chestnut Tree. There we find big game.
the Maasai originated from the lower Nile valley north of Lake Turkana (North-West Kenya) and began migrating south around the fifteenth century, arriving in a long trunk of land stretching from northern Kenya to central Tanzania between the seventeenth and late eighteenth century.

"Maasai Tribe African

On the border of Kenya, the Maasai Mara is the most spectacular wild life reserve in Africa. We explore the Mara to photograph Lions,Giraffes and the Masai Tribes. truly amazing and most beautiful It was easy for us to drive within yards of the lions, but when confronting Elephants,you Must! keep your distance... as they will stop at nothing to protect there babies!


Maasai Tribe...

In the shadow of Mt.Kilmanjaro lies the Amboseli Maasai game reserve we drive through a region supporting five major wild life habitats. This is the home of the Maasai cattle herdsmen, who for centuries have lived a nomadic life among the great herds of wild game. About 160 mi from the capital city Nairobi, Amboseli National Park is the third most visited game area in Kenya after Maasai Mara National Reserve and Nakuru National Park. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other sights of the park include the chance to meet Maasai tribes and gorgeous views of Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the entire world.


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LION KILL..NEVER PASS BEYWEEN ELEPHANTS AND THEIR BABIES..PAIR OF CHEETAH'S

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...THESE WONDERFUL ELEPHANTS..ARE IN A PROBLEM..AND NEED SO MUCH SPACE...

In Amboseli,these people,once skillful raiders and fierce fighters,now lead a peaceful life with omnipresent Mt. Kilmanjaro watching over the past history of their days.

...Old Women Carrying Logs! You Think The Kid's would Carry Them! EH?...

Now in other Parts Of my Travelogues I have not had much luck with some animals...You would think these lovely Birds are sweet and gentle! Ha! ...NO WAY...As I tried to pet this little devil...He decided to ATTACK! ME For sure I thought I was going to wind up in a hospital...But! I ran like heck and it Stopped...Lucky For Me!

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...Look First ... Then The Attack Ha!...

...NjempsTribe...


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... Look Close! Gorgeous Male Lion And His Mate...

...Myself In A Hut Interesting!...YIKES A LION ... One Of the Tribes Women...

Situated in the desert of the Great Rift Valley Lake Baringo is a haven of peace and beauty in harsh,rugged but majestic surroundings. It's shores are fringed with papyrus and water lilies and the surface of the lake some just uprisings of rock from the water , others covered with lush vegetation and inhabited by uncivilzed tribes. The waters of this lake have many species of birds,crocodiles and hippos.The delightful Njemps are close kin to the Masai Tribes. They invited us to join there singing and dancing.
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The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people they are in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well-known African tribes

Elder Maasai And One Of His wife's ...

It is here we crossed the lake by boat to reach the beautiful, Lake Baringo Island Camp. Here we were able to go out in the lake to see the many, many, Hippo's. This must be heaven!!!


...Lake Baring Island Camp ...

Island Camp is located on Lake Baringo, one of only two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley, and one of Kenya's premier area for bird watching. Ol Kokwe island is home to this unique luxury tented camp. Built on a hill, the tents are perched on rocky outcrops or under trees most with view over the lake.

...This Camp Is Def.A Treat Stay there If you Can! ...

The next day we drove on to Nakuru and camped there . The monkey's were just unreal if you don't lock it up it's gone!! Nakuru is home to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes, it forms part of the Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is famous for the vast numbers of flamingoes that can be seen lake. This park has many wild animals you can see seen while on safari. Aside from the animals there are many other sites to see from Nakuru. Menengai Crater, a dormant volcano. Small fumaroles and steam vents can regularly be seen within the forested caldera from above. This is second largest surviving volcanic crater in the world, it plunges 483 miles down from the rim and you can reach the summit by foot or car round 16 miles from the main road to Nyahururu. The wood-covered crater ground is a nature reserve.

... Yikes Simby How U get There!? ...Flamingo Birds Everywhere...

Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos.

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The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhino. This undertaking has necessitated a fence - to keep out poachers rather than to restrict the movement of wildlife. The park now has more than 25 rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country, so the chances of spotting these survivors are good. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenyan species are found here. Among the predators are lion and leopard, the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. The park also has large sized pythons that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.

... Elephants And Zebra In The Bush...

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The "Big Five" animals of Africa can also be found in Kenya: the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant. A significant population of other wild animals, reptiles and birds can be found in the national parks and game reserves in the country. The annual animal migration - especially migration of the wildebeest - occurs between June and September with millions of animals taking part. It has been a popular event for filmmakers to capture.
Later I will list some of the Lodges, if you don't wish to camp.

...Waking Up! Very Very Early...

...IN OUR CAMP...

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...WOW! Breakfast 5am...

...Burning Logs For The Evening Very Dark Many Noises in the Night...
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The Sounds of Night... Screaming Monkeys,Bird Sounds, Cat's, Elephants...EERIE But Wonderful! Can't Wait to Return !...

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...Wonderful exciting Night in the African Bush...

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