Time: 1745hrs

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Destination: Wangari Maathai Auditorium, Alliance Française

Kenya Diggit! has a goal of sharing with you how beautiful Kenya is and how amazing and talented Kenyans are. That is why on Sunday 16th of June, we attended an afternoon concert dubbed Tales and Stories 2 at the Alliance Française in the city of Nairobi. There, heartwarming stories were told, spoken word was recited in attitude and calmness and songs and dances were performed. It was a wonderful event, and not only was it well executed, but it was organized and performed by young Kenyans. There was also a guest stroryteller, Kristin Perdemonti (USA). If you want to know more about her, check out her webpage at storytellerkp.com.

Charges: Advance: Kes. 400

                   At Gate:    Kes. 500 [$5.83 at the time this post was written]

We must say, the event was affordable and worth every single shilling! We took some photographs and we hope that you enjoy them. Also, we have a surprise for you at the end of this post. So, stay tuned!

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Si Ni Sisi Dancers

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Ogutu Muraya, Storyteller & Thespian

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Haimanot ‘Haimie’ Armide, Singer & Songwriter

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Elisha and Haimie, Singers

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Safina, Storyteller

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Si Ni Sisi Dancers

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Kristin Perdemonti, Storyteller

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Leonida, Swahili Storyteller

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Abu Sense, Spoken Word Artist

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The Cast of Tales & Stories (II)

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So we prepared an easy peezy vlog from the concert 😀 We hope you like it and don’t forget to subscribe!

Arts, Culture, Kenya, Nairobi, Tourism, Travels

Nairobi Arts & Literary Culture at Tales and Stories (II)

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Time: 0815hrs

Location: Ngong’ , Kajiado County

Destination: Ngong’ Hills Reserve

Coordinates: 1.4000° S, 36.6333° E

Hello! Habari yako? We hope you’re well! Last weekend we [The Kenya Diggit! team] went hiking in Ngong’ Hills and French the Llama was it amazing! Here are some amazing photographs we took. Wait! Before you peek, we also made you guys a vlog! Why? Three reasons:

1.) You have funky faces!

2.) We want to travel with you! Even from your computer! Or phone! Or whichever electronic device you use to watch videos!

3.) Damn! Your funky faces!

Driving out of Nairobi City

Driving out of Nairobi City

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Then we saw a young star from the hills.

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We asked for directions to the Mighty Hills.

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The star pointed to the Misty Hills

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Where there were wind farms. Yes, Kenya generates renewable energy. This is AMAZING AFRICA!

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So we walked to the Mighty Misty Hills with a wind farm

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Then we saw this structure near the first peak of the Ngong’ Hills. It is used by pilots to show them that they are in Kenya airways. It is also used as a compass to show pilots other different airpaths to other countries.

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There is where Simba [from Lion King] was shown off to the world!
“NAAAASIVEEEEENYAAAAAAA!’

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Hiking, Kenya, Mountains, Nature, Pollution, Renewable Energy, Tourism, Travels

Climbing the Ngong’ Hills in Maasai Land

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Time: 0715  hrs

Location: Kirinyaga, Central Kenya

Destination: Castle Forest Lodge

Coordinates: S 00° 22.862′ E 37° 18.648′

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Conservation, Kenya, Mountains, Nature, Tourism, Travels

Camping at The Castle to the Foot of the Mountain

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Time: 1020hrs

Location: The Great Rift Valley, Narok-Nairobi

Destination: Suswa Caves, Craters & Calderas

Coordinates: 1.150°0″S 36.35°0″E

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Kenya, Mountains, Nature, Tourism, Travels

Trekking across the Suswa Caves & Calderas

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Time:                1113hrs

Location:       Bogan Gate, Magadi Rd., Nairobi, Kenya

Destination: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

On 4th May 2013, the Kenya Diggit! team headed down Magadi Road towards the haven of orphaned and injured Elephants and Rhinos. This was The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. We saw a herd of young African elephants which were being sheltered by the kind humans at the trust.

It was a beautiful site as we arrived when they were being fed and having their ‘sunscreen’ applied. Did you know that the elephants are fed after every three hours? They also roll in mud so as to protect their skin from the strong rays of the African sun. The staff at the trust also help apply sunscreen the young elephants by pouring  mud on them.

The staff also explain what each of the orphaned elephants went through before they were brought into the shelter. Most of the young elephants had their parents poached. Poaching is a big problem facing Kenyan wildlife.

For example, Seven rhinos were killed in different conservancies Kenya on the last week of May 2013.

The work being done at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is amazing and we think everyone who sees this should get on board with protecting our wildlife and natural resources. Check out their website and see how you can participate  in protecting our elephants and rhinos at sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.

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Conservation, Elephants, Kenya, Nairobi, Poaching, Tourism, Travels

As Cool as African Elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Time:             0800hrs

Location:      Nairobi, Kenya

Destination: Nairobi National Park

Coordinates: 1.3733° S, 36.8589° E

It was a beautiful Saturday morning that the Kenya Diggit! team embarked on the only national park in the world that is located in a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city. We travelled with the young Kenya Diggit! junior team and tested them on their animal kingdom knowledge.

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A Lioness Protecting her cub

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An Ostrich striding across the Park

The park has a large and diverse wildlife population.Species found in the park include African buffalo, baboon, black rhinoceros, Burchell’s zebra, cheetah,Coke’s hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle, hippopotamus, leopard, lion, Thomson’s gazelle, eland, impala, Masai giraffe, ostrich, vulture, and waterbuck. [Ref: kws.org]Image

Kenya, Nairobi, Tourism, Travels

A Lioness, her Cub & an Ostrich at Nairobi National Park

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