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