I would like to invite you to join me on a walking safari in the Ndoto Mountains of northern Kenya led by the famous Helen Douglas-Dufresne and Pete Isley and their Samburu team. Camels accompany the group carrying gear and supplies. This is a fund raising walk for the benefit of MEAK, a small charitable organization that funds and organizes medical and surgical missions in Kenya and a clinic in the Ndoto Mountains that I am helping financially and which serves the Samburu people. This is for experienced hikers who can walk 7 hours per day at a slow pace.
The date for the 2012 MEAK fundraising nature walk is set for November 7. We will gather in Nairobi on November 7th in the morning to fly up to Waso Rongai, north of the Ndotos where the eye mission is taking place. We will stay two nights there to see the end of the eye mission and then walk for five nights.
We will start to the south side of Mt Nyiru, which is a huge square moutain to the South East of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya. This is where the Maa speaking people think Ngai ( their god) lives. It is their holy mountain. We will walk south towards the Ndotos across fairly flat zebra country surrounded by mountains to start with and head across a pass in the Ndotos into elephant country walking through beautiful rolling foothills and end in the Milgis lugga.
You can read on my blog a wonderful account of the last walk we did last May in 2011 written by Jane Furse who lives in New York. We usually like to add a little R&R after or perhaps a visit to the Masai Mara. This has yet to be decided.
The last walk was a women only walk, this time we decided to include men. So do come with your husband or partners if you so wish.