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.
PlacesArdlui Broomhill Hospital Connich Hill Loch Ard Inchmoan Ben Lomond Torrance Loch Chon nchtavannach Mt Kenya Carraig nan Ron Nairobi Loch Lomond Islands Mark Cottage Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel Helensburgh Mugdock Country Park Hessilhead wildlife centre Lochgoilhead Inchconnachan Loch Lomond national park Luss Froach Isle Kenya rowardennan Estonia Luss Village Aberfoyle Inchcailloch Kelvin Drymen Inch Moan Finnart Ardochly Kirkintilloch Fourth and Clyde canal Inch Tavannach Ardochlay Loch Lomond Loch Long Loch Goil Inchtavannach Conic Hill Inch Connachan Balmaha
FaunaBlack Guillemot Jackdaw Woodpecker Oyster Catchers Hooded Crow Oyster Catcher Swans Canadian Goose Wagtail dolphin Robin Racoon dog Common Tern Merganser Gulls Swan Herring Gull Canadian Geese kingfisher Raven Mallard Seal Dipper Red Fox Dragon Fly Edible crab Merganser Ducks Heron Buzzard Deer Cormorant Star fish Hedgehog Little Grebe Wild Goats Kittiwake Crow Porpoise Damsel Fly Oystercatcher Gannet Buzzards Oyster Chatcher Osprey jelly fish
FloraHorse's Hoof Fungi Hawthorn Oak Scotts Pine Rowan Common sorrel frosted Trees Beach Marsh Willow Sphagnum moss Birch Bark Alder Blaeberry Bull rush Bog Myrtle Wood sorrel Forestry Plantations Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Western Atlantic Oak Crack willow Old Man's Bear Lichen Scotts Pine tree Copice Silver Birch Atlantic Oak Nettles Rhododendron Australian Magnolia Ewe Star Moss Birch Blaeberries Honeysuckle Sycamore Myrtle Scotts Pine Trees Mountain soft rush Elder Lilly pads Horse's Hoof Fungus cotton grass Pine Harebell Horseshoe Fungi Kelp
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