Birds

There is a large variety of colourful birds in Kenya. The avifauna of Kenya has a total of 1132 species. A bird that we often see is the weaver, commonly known by their incredible nest-building skills. The male will make the nest and the female chooses which nest suits here the best. The nest is … More Birds

Kerio Valley

During a weekend in Eldoret we visited the campus of Moi University, it is nearly as beautiful as the campus of University of Twente. We also reached Iten, the home of champions and the place where Lornah Kiplagat runs a training centre. They said to Bouke Pieter that if he comes to train there everyday, … More Kerio Valley

Menengai Crater

From our house the main roadmark is the Menengai hill. It was time for us to have a look from the other side. We started in Nakuru town and climbed the hill (300 altitude meters) with Samwel as our guide. We had a nice view to both sides; the Menengai crater on one side and … More Menengai Crater

Lake Elementeita

A visit to Lake Elementeita, a soda lake in the Great Rift Valley. It has great views and a yellowish forest, due to the Yellow Fever trees (from the Acacia family). Unfortunately all the flamingos were in Tanzania because of the rainy season, so we only saw some lonesome wanderers. What we did find is … More Lake Elementeita

Africa; where laughing is the only reaction

Our first impression of Kenya started with a visit to Kibera together with two African guys we met on the streets of Nairobi. Let’s start with the worst… Kibera covers 2.5 sq km and residents one million people, the world’s second-largest shanty town. We feel ashamed, walking with our camera through the small and dirty … More Africa; where laughing is the only reaction

Podocarpus National Park

It´s nice to spent the weekend away from the farm for some new experiences. We´ve spent one weekend in Podocarpus National Park. It was very remote, pretty and beautiful. Camping in the wild, preparing dinner on a wood fire and showering under a 30 meter high waterfall; it´s great to be so close with nature.