Close by the colonial township of Thika is beautiful countryside dotted with traditional farmsteads , houses and rural community predominantly those members of the Kikuyu tribe . Strolling through this area was a real treat and had an authentic feel as we were invited to look at Joe’s farmstead which houses goats pigs, chickens and rabbits with some space dedicated for crops . A variety of truly wild animals live throughout this region including some large snake, a variety of birds, hippos and hyenas. The farmstead is enclosed and over a number of levels , we enjoyed roast plantain , got meat . There is something in eating with your hands and out of doors that seems to make some foods taste better . We were given a guided tour of the farm and area and heard stories of leopard and wild animals along with organic farming methods such as bio gas systems and fodder and fertilizer production. The Kikuyu being pastorals are particularly good at farming and its said give an experienced Kikuyu a Jembe (A Kenyan hoe), piece of land they can grow anything . If this is an experience you would like come and join us for a Hidden Kenyan adventure.
PlacesHessilhead wildlife centre Finnart Inchmoan Broomhill Hospital Ardlui Conic Hill Luss Village Carraig nan Ron nchtavannach Helensburgh Inchtavannach Ben Lomond Froach Isle Loch Lomond national park Inch Connachan Connich Hill Balmaha Lochgoilhead Fourth and Clyde canal Loch Lomond Luss Mark Cottage rowardennan Loch Goil Loch Chon Nairobi Mt Kenya Loch Ard Kirkintilloch Drymen Inch Tavannach Inchconnachan Torrance Mugdock Country Park Kenya Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel Kelvin Ardochly Ardochlay Inch Moan Loch Long Inchcailloch Loch Lomond Islands Estonia Aberfoyle
FaunaJackdaw jelly fish Swan Crow Cormorant Oyster Catcher Racoon dog Herring Gull Canadian Goose Merganser Ducks Buzzard Damsel Fly Edible crab Raven Hooded Crow dolphin Oyster Catchers Oystercatcher kingfisher Black Guillemot Wild Goats Hedgehog Porpoise Seal Red Fox Merganser Canadian Geese Dragon Fly Heron Buzzards Robin Star fish Kittiwake Mallard Little Grebe Dipper Common Tern Osprey Gannet Oyster Chatcher Swans Woodpecker Wagtail Gulls Deer
FloraStar Moss cotton grass Birch Beach Scotts Pine Birch Bark Horseshoe Fungi Honeysuckle Lilly pads Harebell Old Man's Bear Lichen Horse's Hoof Fungi Myrtle Blaeberry Ewe Atlantic Oak Scotts Pine Trees Forestry Plantations Horse's Hoof Fungus Nettles Bog Myrtle Silver Birch Copice frosted Trees Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Elder Hawthorn Rowan Oak Mountain soft rush Scotts Pine tree Sycamore Crack willow Blaeberries Alder Australian Magnolia Common sorrel Bull rush Sphagnum moss Rhododendron Western Atlantic Oak Pine Wood sorrel Marsh Willow Kelp
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