Most of our Kenyan team are proud members of the Agikuyu (kikuyu).You will find the Kikuyu very social bunch, who like a good laugh, with townships being alive with chatter, Kikuyu brand of music and the smell of Nyama choma (roasted meat). The women are strong its quite regular you’ll spot a Grandmother,carrying baby on back and fire wood or water on her head as she cheerfully goes about her daily chores. The word Agikuyu translated means a type of Sycamore tree, a tree which is believed to be where the tribe were nurtured by their gods Gikuyu and Mumbi. It is believed that the group being of Bantu origin moved to the Mt Kenya region from the Congo with their Gods and spirits making their home on Mt Kirinyaga (Kenya). I am lead to believe from speaking with elders, it is traditional to still face Mt Kenya when praying for rain, orientating hut doors and also concerning burials. Join our Kenyan team and immerse yourself in this fascinating culture and socialise with these good people during your Adventure. On our bush craft and traditions weeks you’ll hear great stories and put great techniques into practice.
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FaunaBuzzards Wild Goats Raven Black Guillemot Damsel Fly Wagtail Crow Swan Buzzard jelly fish Canadian Goose Deer Seal Gulls Oystercatcher Oyster Chatcher Dipper Mallard Swans Merganser Ducks Robin Kittiwake Hooded Crow Little Grebe Red Fox Heron Porpoise Herring Gull Canadian Geese Oyster Catcher kingfisher Jackdaw Star fish Merganser Cormorant Edible crab Osprey Oyster Catchers Common Tern Hedgehog Woodpecker dolphin Racoon dog Dragon Fly Gannet
FloraNettles Kelp Common sorrel Elder Silver Birch Western Atlantic Oak Bog Myrtle Birch Bark Forestry Plantations frosted Trees Wood sorrel Scotts Pine tree Ewe Lilly pads Alder Pine Harebell Rhododendron Sycamore Mountain soft rush Rowan Scotts Pine Trees Crack willow Blaeberries Atlantic Oak Horse's Hoof Fungus Oak Horseshoe Fungi Sphagnum moss Horse's Hoof Fungi Beach Marsh Willow cotton grass Myrtle Birch Old Man's Bear Lichen Bull rush Australian Magnolia Star Moss Blaeberry Scotts Pine Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Honeysuckle Hawthorn Copice
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