BEAUTIFUL KENYA 1

It is Winter in my part of the world so there is not much to do in the garden, I read garden books, garden magasines and I watch other people’s blogs in order to quench my garden thirst.

Today I want to share the experiences I had while on holiday in Kenya, East-Africa. It is a beautiful country with beautiful nature and beautiful people.

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SOMETHING YOU SEE A LOT IN KENIA ARE ELEPHANTS, LOTS AND LOTS OF ELEPHANTS, EATING TREE’S AND SHRUBS, PUSHING TREE’S TO THE GROUND AS IF IT WERE JUST DRY STICKS

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VIEW OVER A VALLEY

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MR LEO, KING OF THE VALLEY, HE CAME SO CLOSE WE COULD HAVE TOUCHED HIM BUT WE WERE TOLD TO KEEP OUR ARMS AND HANDS INSIDE THE CAR….

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LION CUBS PLAYING ON A DEATH TREE, THEY BELONGED TO SEVERAL MUM’S

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ONE OF THE MUMS

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WILDERBEASTS WERE EVERYWHERE, WE SAW HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS

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ZEBRA’S PEACEFULLY EATING AMONG THE WILDERBEASTS

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SOME SORT OF GAZELLE, THERE WERE SO MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES

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THIS ONE IS CALLED A DIK DIK, VERY CUTE BUT SHY

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TWO MALE’S FIGHTING

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LOVELY LONELY TREE AND VULTURES

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VULTURES EATING FROM A CARCAS

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A SHOP IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE !!! THIS WAS IN MASSA MARA, THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE MINI BUSSSES WITH THE TOURISTS AS THEY ALSO HAD THE ONE AND ONLY TOILET IN THE AREA, THE TOILET BEING A HOLE IN THE GROUND AND A BROKEN DOOR BUT IT WAS EITHER THAT OR BEHIND A BUSH SO…..

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A FEW OLD WISE MEN FROM A MASSA MARA VILLAGE WE VISITED

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CUTE KIDS

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MASSA MARA MEN DANCING FOR US, THEY ARE ALWAYS WEARING A PIECE OF FABRIC WITH A LOT OF BRIGHT RED IN IT SO YOU CAN SEE THEM FROM FAR AWAY

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THE LADIES

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CUTE PUPPY’S

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ALL THE KIDS HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL UNTIL THE AGE OF 15 BUT CLASSES ARE REALLY OVERCROWDED AND THEY HAVE NO BOOKS OR PAPER TO WRITE ON, NO PENS NO NOTHING, SO IF YOU EVER GO ON A HOLIDAY THERE PLEASE TAKE AS MUCH PEN’S AS YOU CAN, THEY’LL LOVE YOU FOR IT ! tHESE ARE THE LUCKY ONE AS THEY HAVE A CLASSROOM BUT MOST OF THE KIDS IN KENIA JUST HAVE A TREE TO SIT UNDER WHEN THEY GET LESSONS

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MY FAVORITE MAMAL

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BABOON

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IT’ A BOY !!!

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AND ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL LONELY TREE

To be continued.

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ANOTHER LOST DAY FOR THE GARDEN

It’s been raining for over 36 hours now so there is not much to tell about the garden, instead I am going to tell you about the flora and fauna of Kenya where we were on holliday a few years ago.

Kenya is paradise for those who love the birds and the bee’s , the flowers and the tree’s and last but not least ofcourse the big mamals. On vacation we are allways on the lookout for plants and animals whether it is in Belgium or abroad, my husband is a very keen birdlover where as I love everything about nature. The hotels we stayed in were awesome, they all had beautfull gardens and the rooms were cottages in the garden, the food was excellent !

JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURES AND YOU’LL GET A BETTER VIEW.

A VIEW OVER THE SAVANNA WITH ON THE LEFT A HUGE EUPHORBIA TREE

GNOE’S OR WILDEBEASTS EVERYWHERE YOU SEE

MY FAVORITE ANIMAL : THE MONKEY !!!! I COUD WATCH THEM ALL DAY !!!

THESE ARE THE FRUITS OF THE SAUSAGE TREE, APPARENTLY THEY MAKE BEER OF THE FRUITS

BEAUTIFULL BIRDS EVERYWHERE

FLAMINGO’S, THOUSENDS OF THEM

I DON’T KNOW THE NAME OF THIS BEAUTY , FREMONTODENDRON PERHAPS ?

CACTUSTREE’S

I LOVE THE SHAPE OF THESE TREE’S, YOU CAN SEE WE WERE THERE IN THE DRY SEASON, EVERYTHING LOOKS DUSTY AND DRIED OUT

THIS IS AN ALOE, THEY HAVE PLENTY OF ALOE’S IN KENYA

A HUGE OPUNTIA

FLOWERS OF ADENIUM OBESUM

IS’T HE A PRETTY BOY ???!!!

A BAOBAB TREE

DEAD TREE’S EVERYWHERE, THEY LOOKED LIKE WORKS OF ART

AN EXOTIC WATERLILLY

I LIKED THIS TREE, LOOK AT THE BRANCHES !!!

This is just a small selection of the thousends of pictures we took. If ever you decide to visit Kenya you can make the children there very happy with something they can write with and with a t-shirt and shorts as people there are very poor and many children don’t have a pen or even a book to write their notes in.

This will be it for today, as of tomorrow we’ll get better weather but tomorrow I have to work.

ENJOY YOUR DAY AND YOUR GARDEN !! and thanks for stopping by !