In June, I spent three weeks in Kenya Being a photographer for Global Resolve. The trip started in the capital city of Nairobi.
Day 1- Arriving in Nairobi
I arrived late at night and connected with Cameron, who is an ASU student and was on the same flight from London. Together we gathered our luggage, went through customs and found the rest of the group.
We had great accommodations and I was able to fall asleep right away.
Day 2- Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen House
In the early morning we met up with the Maasai guides that had come to Nairobi for the last part of their training.
The Giraffe Center is a fantastic center.
There is a info session to learn about giraffes, especially the Rothchild Giraffe, which the center rescues.
You can also pet and feed the giraffes. It was a special experience to be so close and be able to touch and interact with these majestic animals.
Then we went on a great nature hike at the Giraffe center. It is 94 acres of beautiful nature just outside of Nairobi.
The whole group.
Karen Blixen is famous for her Memoir Out of Africa which became a famous movie in 1985 with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, 1
He is our host and is the founder and Executive Director of the Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition (MERC) where we stayed, studied and worked in the Mara. He is a strong and influential activist for the Maasai community. 2
Day 3- Nairobi National Museum
The students and the Maasai guides were paired up and encourage to explore the museum together and share their knowledge and cultures with each other.
I love art!
A few things I learned in Nairobi:
- It is beautiful and so green
- The Maasai people consider themselves indigenous people and have been treated much like the Native Americans in the United States.
- Kenya is a very young country, only 53 years old, it gained it's independence on June 1, 1963.
- The people are so kind and friendly
- Going to Kenya in June is wonderful because it is winter there.
- There is some great music with Sauti Sol being one of the popular Kenyan groups
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