Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend Trip to Masai Country

We just returned from a weekend away from the city.  We visited the beautiful Masai countryside near Kisamis, just an hour South of Nairobi.  With the in-laws visiting it is also nice to get to parts of the country that they have not yet seen.

The views from the house we were at were breathtaking and worth the drive on the bumpy potholed road.  The simplicity and slowness of how life is lived in that area are just amazing and so relaxing.  It makes one wonder why we appear to be in such a hurry each day, while the main focus is to live life and herd your cattle. . . .  Certainly an easy question to ask if we live with the luxury of housing, running water, electricity and no worry on what our next meal will be.  It's also an eyeopener for our kids each time we travel, they see how the majority of the Kenyans live a different life from those of us in the city.

Here are some impressions of the trip.  We also took a side trip to Olorgsailie, a pre-historic site where you can be amazed about tools and artifacts that are approximately 980.000 years old.  That puts our lives really in perspective. . .

Here are some impressions of the weekend:

Ol Talet 'Cottage' in the centre of the pic

A homestead nearby
A herd of sheep

A small visitor

Amazing views from the shower!?!
Olorgesailie view - the different layers of the lake that there once was

Ostrich wandering on the side of the road

Common road block in the area

Enjoying the view with the family.


PS: Apologies for the hazy pictures, it was cloudy, yet sunny. . .

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  1. It looks like you had a lovely holiday, I love the photos of the thorn trees.
    Take care

    1. Thanks for stopping by Linda. It was a lovely time indeed. You would also like the close ups of the whistle thorns. . . I might show them some other time

  2. The view from the shower is amazing! It will be remembered all the more because of the unique portal. Thanks for sharing!

    1. A - thanks for stopping by.

      The entire house was build in a very nice (and eco friendly) way, but the bathroom was really amazing. It was very unique indeed.

  3. What a beautiful trip!! It is always amazing to see how much nicer it is to live slower than most of us do. Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!

  4. Looks like a great holiday and I love to see all the photos of a landscape and animals so different from here in Cornwall UK, though we share the same pace of life as countryside in Kenya! thank you for joining in with Country Kids