#Nairobi has numerous statues dotted across the city. This is a statue of the first President of the Republic of Kenya the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta can be found at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi. The venue is famous for hosting world class conferences and events . I took this photo during the 40th Annual Africa Travel Association Congress in November 2015.
The 1st President of the Republic of Kenya.
I have been sitting trying to figure out how best to showcase this family photo of Rhinos. I think I have found the link…here are some fun facts of rhinos…
Rhino pregnancies last forever, they last for upto 15 months :0
The closest living rhino relatives are horses and zebras.
A group of rhinos is called a crash.
At birth, baby rhinos, which are called calves, are still quite big, at 40 to 64 kg.
At just about 3 years old, the calf will set out on its own. A rhino can live up to 45 years.
What are some of the fun facts you know about rhinos or any other wild character…..
Can you name the species found on this photo?
Please share some of your fun facts as well
It was just about 10 years ago when I set foot at Daystar University- Athi River Campus feeling like a fully-charged battery for what many would call the final sprint in the 8-4-4 marathon.
I would describe the mood as one of utmost greenery in all aspects before me; environment and expectations not forgetting the hundreds of other individuals drawn from all parts of the country all in the quest of seeking higher education.
We were branded ‘fresher’s’ and welcomed by a hilarious bunch of characters – the Doulous crew. They would be spotted by their brightly coloured t-shirts. Their antics of the pepeta game –simulation of juggling an imaginary ball with different parts of your body, did lots to release a lot of the tensions. That nostalgic feeling is slowly coming to me.
Oh yes the reunion…where were we…yes yes with just under a month of planning and by planning I mean selecting a date (It might just be a Kenyan thing) the countdown was on. None of us knew where our first of many reunions would be. The location was clear though. It was going to be 110 clicks from the capital Nairobi at Sultan Hamud – a little town along Mombasa road.
Reunion day was had finally arrived. I will deliberately skip the night before and D-day morning breakfast and the packing. This was a little significance to me and so will it for you. En route to our destination we had a small detour. We decided to stop at the turn off to Athi River campus – Captain slow had to catch up. As we exchanged a few pleasantries we met a former caretaker of Hostel C. He pulled up with his bodaboda which he used to ferry students to and fro the main road. That was quite a surprise.
We set off at blistering speed, ok not so blistering speed just enough to test the boys’ machines. We arrived at our destination- Oloosikitok Hill View Lodge just after sunset. We all had little interest on what the rooms where of how they looked like. After all none of us had any plans of sleeping.
From here on end I will let the photos do all the talking…
When we finally decided to sleep…that was at about 5.30 a.m. we zig-zaged our way to our tents. While in deep sleep some of us took it as prank time. One would feel the blanket slowly drifting away from the loose grip. A sharp knife-like hint of cold air replaced the warm feeling.
This was one trip that will live with me for a long time to come.
So who is the guy behind the camera…
The best response to this would actually be the posts that I am going to share with you all. As much as I take my photography seriously I also enjoy capturing the moments which later turn into memories.
I invite you to journey with me as I explore the world of nature and adventure being the guy behind the camera…
More photos of my travels and experience from my view point …behind the camera