Moyale – Marsabit to Nanyuki, Kenya or 300km in 3 days

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Bad road, clouds of dust, shiftas (bandits) waiting, mud when it is raining, no buses, just trucks for 3 days 🙂

I woke up in the middle of the night, no light, felt something was on my body even though I slept dressed – bugs… small, black ones, all over me… I decided to spend the rest of the night on a chair.  🙂

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Lovely guys from Switzerland were kind enough to give us a ride in their comfy truck

No speeding here 🙂 – they couldn’t go more than 10, 20 km/h

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The truck 🙂

Samburu girl on the road, one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen

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Samburu, related to Maasai, are a Nilotic people from the north-central Kenya. They are semi-nomadic pastoralists, trying to survive off the products of their herds of cows, goats, and for some, camels.  Samburu are a gerontocracy and the power of elders is linked to the belief in their curse. They practice polygynous marriage and a man may have multiple wives.

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The Samburu believe that Nkai, the god is the source of all protection and plays an active role in the lives of the tribe. They also have ritual diviners or “loibonok” who divine the causes of individual illnesses and misfortune and guide warriors.

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Finally Nanyuki – a clean room with hot water and a strong coffee on the Equator. Thinking back, I would do it again in a heartbeat 🙂

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