Why I Love Kenya

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Samburu tribal girls in the homestead where they live with their family.  Wearing traditional beads, Kenyan girls are raised learning how to bead, each bead meaning something special to them.

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Samburu tribes raise cattle and goats for their own use, eating the meat, drinking the milk, and drinking the goat’s blood, first heating it over an open fire to sterilize it.  

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The girls all wear traditional clothing, brightly colored, always topped by beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings. 

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The children seem to be constantly smiling which always got me laughing and smiling with me.  

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This grandmother has two grand-daughters, one on her back.  We shared a special moment, when I told her through my guide (as I don’t speak much Swahili) that I also have two grand-daughters.  She asked me my name, and when I told her, she told me my  name in Swahili…..Sungulia.  It was wonderful to make such a connection and see that understanding in her eyes .

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Soysambu Conservancy an elephant and her baby amble daintily oblivioius to our Safari jeep following along

for more information:  Magical Kenya, http://www.MagicalKenya.com

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About The blog of travel & lifestyle journalist Melody Wren

Melody is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food, lifestyle and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty. Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. She is an ordinary person that enjoys challenging and pushing herself, facing fears with an eye on experiential travel. She needs to do it, feel it and see it so she can write about it. Her hope is that her stories encourage readers to get out there and do the same.
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2 Responses to Why I Love Kenya

  1. Looks like a great trip…Hope for more posts on this!

  2. Thanks so much – it was an amazing trip and definitely a place that everyone should visit!

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