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My stay in south Rift exposed me to the rawest of Maa culture..

During my recent trip to Nguruman I decided to call a friend from Maasai community and shared with him an idea I had wanted to execute for a long time. Turns out he’s swift and by the time I had reached Magadi a plan was in place

on our way back from Magadi  we branched off from I-cross towards loodariak

where we had a visit to the Maasai manyatta. we wanted to experience the originality of this community and lucky enough we were hosted in a laibon’s homestead. If I am to talk of an original, authentic Maa homestead then this was it! A homestead of over ten manyattas, made completely out of dung and built on a circle formation with the laibon’s house right in the center.

 We were hosted by one of the laibon’s wife and we had an amazing experience working hand in hand with her doing her daily activities. In the maasai community almost ninety percent of the work is done by the ladies. firewood fetching, water fetching, cooking, manyatta building and maintenance and milking are just but some of the activities of a normal maasai woman’s day list. My time with this family was such an eye opener the joy in this home was just touching

 

 

 

 

 

The evening was creeping in and we had one more stop at the champaign ridge. we were feeling a little bit adventurous and decided to go through kilonito towards the mile 46 then up the mountains for a glimpse of the sunset over the rifts towards the kipeto- loyiangalani wind power projects. I must admit the sights and views meandering up the mountains towards the turbines and the sunsets are just breathtaking.    

Point to note this road needs a very good four-wheel drive and you also need to know someone on the ground as the rivers don’t have bridges and prone to flash floods and some parts of the roads get eroded.

When we got to our accommodation in Oldanyati all we wanted was a shower as we were exhausted and very dusty. Our accommodation for the night  was at this three bedroom selfcatering house on a hill overlooking ngong hills and mountains it’s on a quiet neighborhood and has acacia trees all around and has super great sunset views

 The following day we did a nature walk around Oldanyati this area you can’t get enough of the views over and beyond

 Then drove off to Olmaroroi via  olosho-oibor

 

 

Overlooking south rift in Olmaroroi.

Cheers for now until next time.

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