Environment

The Area

Nothing is wasted!

 

Even the smallest shards are reused, first in sun-catchers then mosaics and finally re-melted in the bead hut to form the spun beads that have become famous as being the only glass beads made in East Africa, where the famous Masai beadwork comes from. The recycled bead shower curtains are popular and can you believe this - keep out mosquitoes! The place is situated in a particularly dry spot of the semi-arid plains south of Nairobi just beyond the National Park.

 

 

Animals, wild and tame are everywhere.

 

Giant and mini pigs, camels, horses, mule and donkeys, ostriches, Rottweilers and Dachshunds and Jack-Russels, the Egyptian Vulture (the Kitengela mascot), and the odd leopard or hyena, Lions, Baboons, Sykes Monkeys, Bushbabies, Hyrax and many more, not forgetting the river pythons that regularly feed on the poultry all abound.

 

As we always say “Never a dull day!”

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