So, I went to Kenya for two weeks. [Pictures]

I went to Kenya for two weeks along with some Canadian and Washington buddies. We flew in to the main city of Nairobi, then took a smaller plane to Kisumu, a smaller city located along the coast of Lake Victoria. We drove 45 minutes from the city until we arrived in the rural village of Kit-Mikayi. There, we worked with a group of around 60 school children from the surrounding community. We stayed with a host family during the 10 days we were there. A friend and I were placed in a small compound composed of five mud huts, with no electricity or running water. I like to camp, so it wasn't much of a shock to me. We ate with them, conversed with them, and shared our cultures. It was all very cool.

After our 10 days at Kit Mikayi, we went back to Nairobi for four more days. We took day trips to different areas. We went to a baby-elephant orphanage, a shelter for giraffes, two national parks, and some different markets.

Anyways, this was the 2nd time I had used my Nikon D3100, so I was on auto for the most part. There are two albums, the full album, with a lot of crap (just kidding, kinda) or the abridged album that is much, much shorter.

Kenya 2011 - Flickr

Kenya 2011 - Best of - Flickr

Questions?

14 Comments
15 Comments
Posted by Jayross

I went to Kenya for two weeks along with some Canadian and Washington buddies. We flew in to the main city of Nairobi, then took a smaller plane to Kisumu, a smaller city located along the coast of Lake Victoria. We drove 45 minutes from the city until we arrived in the rural village of Kit-Mikayi. There, we worked with a group of around 60 school children from the surrounding community. We stayed with a host family during the 10 days we were there. A friend and I were placed in a small compound composed of five mud huts, with no electricity or running water. I like to camp, so it wasn't much of a shock to me. We ate with them, conversed with them, and shared our cultures. It was all very cool.

After our 10 days at Kit Mikayi, we went back to Nairobi for four more days. We took day trips to different areas. We went to a baby-elephant orphanage, a shelter for giraffes, two national parks, and some different markets.

Anyways, this was the 2nd time I had used my Nikon D3100, so I was on auto for the most part. There are two albums, the full album, with a lot of crap (just kidding, kinda) or the abridged album that is much, much shorter.

Kenya 2011 - Flickr

Kenya 2011 - Best of - Flickr

Questions?

Posted by coakroach

How tall was the shelter for giraffes?

Posted by S0ndor

Laid-back Lion is laid-back.

Posted by Jayross

@coakroach said:

How tall was the shelter for giraffes?

Haha, I don't remember seeing where they slept. I was speaking more of a figurative "shelter". I would assume that if they had a shelter, it would be fairly tall.

Posted by FritzDude
@S0ndor said:


                    Laid-back Lion is laid-back.

                   

               

Posted by SlasherMan
What did you do to make Mr. Turtle so grumpy? >(
 
Seriously though, seems like it was quite the experience.
Posted by Aronman789

What type of work did you do with them? 
 
Also it must feel really weird to see a crowd of people just randomly show up in your town for a couple days.

Posted by S0ndor
@FritzDude said:
@S0ndor said:


                    Laid-back Lion is laid-back.

                   

               

Laid-back Lion is displeased :(
Posted by Vodun

If I might be so bold as to offer up a tip: don't be afraid to use flash just because it's daylight. When taking a shot with fairly heavy back light you need to ad another light source for your subject. Another option would be to meter light from your subject (we're moving out of auto territory here), but then you'll probably blow out your background (which could be a desirable effect sometimes).

Posted by DeeGee

@SlasherMan said:

What did you do to make Mr. Turtle so grumpy? >( Seriously though, seems like it was quite the experience.

That's a tortoise D:

Posted by Yanngc33

Did you see a lion?

Edited by SlasherMan
@DeeGee: How can you tell? You can't see much beyond the head. :O
Posted by DeeGee

@SlasherMan: I hope it's a tortoise anyway, or it'll mean in the 10 or so years I owned a pet tortoise I learned nothing. : O

Posted by AhmadMetallic

I live in the middle east. I do not have an interest in visiting such boring scorching-hot areas .. Europe is where your heart is :P
 
But that does sound like a cool trip, i hope you enjoyed yourself!

Posted by Turtlebird95
@DeeGee said:

@SlasherMan: I hope it's a tortoise anyway, or it'll mean in the 10 or so years I owned a pet tortoise I learned nothing. : O

As an expert on turtles and tortoises, yes. That's a tortoise. :)