Monthly Archives: March 2011

Baba Rungu Gets a Blessing

Our journey through Laisamis district continued to be challenging.  The rain had stopped but it took days for the muddy, clay roads to dry out.  We got stuck on numerous occasions but soldiered on and actually made it across the … Continue reading

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Breaking out Plan B

For the full post go to https://bomafund.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/breaking-out-plan-b/ The clouds had been gathering for days before our final night at Sirikoi Camp.  During the early hours, cracks of thunder could be heard in the distance. Lightening lit up the roof of our … Continue reading

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A Lala Kidogo (small sleep) with the Baby Cheetah

For the full post go to https://bomafund.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/a-lala-kidogo-…e-baby-cheetah/ Corwin and I do a morning game drive in Samburu – not as exciting as the night before – but we are still rewarded with the extraordinary sight of another leopard.  As we drive … Continue reading

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Breaking My African Heart

For the full post go to https://bomafund.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/breaking-my-african-heart/ The campsite run by the Isgargaro Women’s group in Loglogo used to be my favorite place to stay during my visits to the area.  Over the years, however, the accommodations in other locations have … Continue reading

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Weapons, Testosterone and a Race

A day of rest was all we needed.  I felt better and Kura was ready to move. It is hard for people who have left villages like Korr to then return home.  The cultural expectation to provide support and money … Continue reading

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No, Kura, I Will Not Die

Our time in Loiyangalani includes a few trips to swim in Lake Turkana, about a mile west of town. Brushing aside thoughts of crocodiles, we douse our sun-scorched bodies in the cool water. On our final night, Turkana dancers meet … Continue reading

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