Mamba Village

Hello! As promised in a previous blog post, I am posting about Mamba Village which is home to many crocodiles! I visited two Mamba Villages, one in Mombasa and one in Nairobi. I will be posting about both Mamba Villages, enjoy!

When we went to Mamba Village in Nairobi, children from different primary schools were visiting. Their tour guide was very charismatic, and did a good job of welcoming the children. Pointing at a crocodile the tour guide said in Swahili, “unataka ni amuke?” Which translates to, would you like me to wake him up? The children responded, “eeh” or “yes.” Then the tour guide tapped the crocodile on the head with a stick; the crocodile immediately lached onto the stick with his teeth! The children ran backwards screaming, but they were only scared for a moment.

The Mamba Village in Mombasa is the largest crocodile farm in Kenya! It was a beautiful rainforest; there was even a waterfall where we took pictures. On a somber note, there was a man-eating crocodile at Mamba Village called Big Daddy. Big Daddy is 5 meters long and 137kilograms; he killed 5 people before he was captured and brought to the crocodile farm. Surprisingly, what I thought was the most enjoyable attraction at Mamba Village was holding a baby crocodile and a python. A week ago, if you told me I would be holding a python in the near future I would have called you a liar! I blame it on the heat in Mombasa, it makes me feel adventurous.

There is still so much for you to see, so tune in for my next post! Mamba Out!โœŒ

Giraffe Center

On June 23, 2016 my family and I went to the Giraffe Center located in Karen, Kenya. The center had a luscious open area for the giraffes to explore, as well as a feeding station. That is where we could pet and feed the giraffes. The giraffes are fed little pellets in the shape of cylinders. To feed the giraffes we placed one pellet on our palm or on the giraffe’s tongue. I’m not sure which feeding method I preferred since the giraffes’ tongues were very slimey! But there was one Giraffe that made the slime worthwhile, Eddie. Unlike Daisy, who tried to head-butt me, Eddie accepted my love with open arms. I must say Eddie was very charming, he stole my heart.

Trip to Cucu’s (sho-sho)

I visited my “cucu’s” or grandma’s place in Kamahindu, Kenya. It was green, lush, and FULL of LIFE. Cucu couldn’t stop dancing once she saw us; she is amazing, and I feel very blessed to have spent time with her.

My grandma’s back yard is a valley filled with thousands of tea leaves. It was unforgettable scenery! While we were at the tea plantation, my Dad taught me how to pluck tea. The big idea is you pluck the stem, leaving two leaves and the bird. The bird is the budding of the next tea leaf at the top of the stem.

After the tea plantation, we visited land that my Dad and his siblings inherited. Despite the gloomy weather, my family and I trekked down the valley. To my surprise there was a large variety of vegetables such as Cabbage, Kale, and Potatoes. However, the most exciting thing was PURPLE TEA!

Btw my mom says I must tell you the nutritional value of purple tea: RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS.

Soon I will be sharing about my adventures at the Giraffe Center, and Mamba Village (which is home to many crocodiles).

Trip to Kenya

On June 16th, 2016 I embarked on an adventure with my family to visit Kenya. I am feeling very thankful to have the oppurtunity to visit my homeland and be with family! Actually, this trip has inspired me to start this blog. That way I can share the pictures I have taken, and show you what Kenya means to me. The next post will be about my visit to my “cucu’s” or grandma’s place. Stay tuned!