Kenya was amazing! I already know I want to go back. It is a gorgeous country. I love how green everything is!
I also love the people! They are so amazing. Kenya is a very social and welcoming country. Everyone would wave and say hello. The people were so generous and loving. I especially fell in love with the kids. I knew it would happen. I think I'll just make a completely separate post of pictures of cute kids. The school children I met were so polite and cute in their uniforms. They loved us taking their picture and showing them.
I was afraid of being hungry there, but I totally wasn't. I loved the food. Chapati was delicious and reminded me of Cafe Rio tortillas. Ugali is a staple there and is delicious. I also really enjoyed the talapia from Lake Victoria.
We also went to a lot of schools. I loved the school kids. They would all flock to us. We taught a lot about what the US is like and about hygiene. The kids are so smart. The first school we went to welcomed us to their school by singing to us. I wish I had brought more supplies for the schools. The kids would all recite things together like "welcome to our visitors." They played hopscotch, jump rope, and would run around with these tires. Their school uniforms were adorable.
We also did jigger treatments. Jiggers are these little fleas that enter into the skin and start eating it away. This was so heart breaking to see. We taught about hygiene things to the kids, teachers, and some parents. Most of the effected kids are orphaned living with other family members. So many kids parents have died from AIDS. So sad.
I was transported there in buses, motorcycles (called piki pikis), tuk tuks. I think the piki pikis were my favorite. The buses would sometimes get super full. One time I was even sitting next to a lady on the bus who was holding a live chicken.
I got to see lots of animals there. Some of my favorites were going on a boat ride in Lake Victoria and seeing hippos.
I also got to go to an elephant orphanage. They take in and take care of baby elephants left in the wild. Most of the moms died from poachers. Then they release them back into the wild. These elephants were so cute. And I got to touch them.