Next to the Ol Pejeta conservancy, one kilometre outside the Serat Gate, the Ereri multi-cultural Manyatta is located. It is home to three groups of pastoralic tribes, the Maasai, Pokot and Turkana, groups that regularly have been at war but who have moved from the drought of North Kenya to the region. I will see if we can arrange a visit.
We have bought some footballs which we plan on bringing for the village kids. They only take a lot of space in the luggage so unfortunately we won't be able to carry too many.
I will also bring a small polaroid portable printer and paper so that I can also hand out some (small) prints of the images to the villagers as a souvenir.
After leaving Ol Pejeta conservancy we will cross the Equator on our way to Samburu National Reserve (320km from Nairobi). Samburu is home to species only found north of the equator such as the reticulated giraffe ,Grevy's zebra, gerenuk, Somali austrich and Beisa oryx.
We will be staying for the next three nights at the Samburu game lodge which is located on the western bank of the Uaso Nyiro River at an altitude of 857 meters next to the slopes of mount Ol Olokwe.