I intend to visit every Kenyan County before I am 30. In my head this sounds like a joke because of my mild agoraphobia but since my career is in fieldwork, I think it might be possible. The latest county I visited was Baringo. That was last month. I had planned on posting stories from there but somehow I drifted from that idea. I feel like I need to write down everywhere I go lest I forget. Just the other day I found myself wondering why I have a picture of an Kenya Airways aeroplane wing in my phone when I suddenly remembered. I was in Tanzania in February. How the hell could I forget that. It was my first and only time on a plane. This scared me enough to heighten my constant fear that my poor memory is get worse and if I don’t do something about it, I will die. Well, blogging is the something and without further ado, here are the pictures gotten from that place. I spent my week at Soi Lodge. Fancy as fuck. To me at least, others found the place dingy but the fact that I could walk out on the balcony and gaze at Lake Baringo was too exhilarating.

I met the governor, Hon. Cheboi. Killed a snake. Got on the lake. Saw so many birds that I felt like I was in an episode of Nat. Geo. Learnt which folk is used for what. Who am I kidding. That I did not learn, I was using whichever was closest. The food was great by the way, and that is a great deal if you are aware of my eating disorder. So without further ado, I present to you. Baringo.

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This poor bird landed awkwardly and got caught by the thorns wide open. It’s dead. The crocodiles are waiting below for it to rot enough to drop into the water.
I dunno which bird this is. Let me know if you do.
I dunno which bird this is. Let me know if you do.
Cranes everywhere
Cranes everywhere

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Apparently in birds and some mammals, the dull looking ones are the females and the brightly coloured ones are the male. This is so that the male attracts the female. In humans it's the opposite.
Apparently in birds and some mammals, the dull looking ones are the females and the brightly coloured ones are the male. This is so that the male attracts the female. In humans it’s the opposite.
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This place was like being in a Nat Geo episode. So may different birds.

 

 

 

 

The Croc, looks shyly at people on the boat wondering how he can capsize it.
The Croc, looks shyly at people on the boat wondering how he can capsize it.
Yes That is a croc.
Yes That is a croc.
It is really hard to get such a view in Nairobi. What with the tall buildings and the toxic waste in the air
It is really hard to get such a view in Nairobi. What with the tall buildings and the toxic waste in the air
I was playing music on the lake. A video of which I will post on Youtube and expect billions of views. Was I not afraid of the croc. No. I am a fearless bastard. aka Batman
I was playing music on the lake. A video of which I will post on Youtube and expect billions of views. Was I not afraid of the croc. No. I am a fearless bastard. aka Batman
Can you see the stairway to heaven? You'd think that now that Steve Jobs is there he would have upgraded it to an escalator
Can you see the stairway to heaven? You’d think that now that Steve Jobs is there he would have upgraded it to an escalator
This lady was heading out to the lake to fish I guess. Look at how flimsy that thing looks. There are crocs and hippos in this lake lady. But I guess they know her by name so no problem
This lady was heading out to the lake to fish I guess. Look at how flimsy that thing looks. There are crocs and hippos in this lake lady. But I guess they know her by name so no problem
Baringo has 7 islands. Who knew. And these islands are full of life. This is us buying fish from one of the islands.
Baringo has 7 islands. Who knew. And these islands are full of life. This is us buying fish from one of the islands.
The lake had overflown onto people's shamba and many got displaced
The lake had overflown onto people’s shamba and many got displaced
The sky was clear that day but we could smell the storm that was coming
The sky was clear that day but we could smell the storm that was coming
That light.
That light.
I have forgetten the names of all the seven islands of L. Baringo. I knew I should have written them down.
I have forgetten the names of all the seven islands of L. Baringo. I knew I should have written them down.
The islands of lake baringo have schoools, homes, dispensaries. As in one can live comfortably over there.
The islands of lake baringo have schoools, homes, dispensaries. As in one can live comfortably over there.
This guy was feeling a bit down when his fishing net got lost in the lake
This guy was feeling a bit down when his fishing net got lost in the lake
He lost all his catch for the day. Poor guy.
He lost all his catch for the day. Poor guy.
If these Lake Baringo islands had electricity rich folks would already have displaced them
If these Lake Baringo islands had electricity rich folks would already have displaced them
The guide refused to let me use this motor thingy. Something about me not knowing how to use it and stuff.
The guide refused to let me use this motor thingy. Something about me not knowing how to use it and stuff.
Someone's shamba lost.
Someone’s shamba lost.
The locals say that even their fathers had never seen the lake this full. So what's up?
The locals say that even their fathers had never seen the lake this full. So what’s up?
Lost
Lost
 Some of these houses belonged to Patni and it seemed to bring great joy to some of us that they were destroyed
Some of these houses belonged to Patni and it seemed to bring great joy to some of us that they were destroyed

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This camp also got into the trenches. Forgot it's name.
This camp also got into the trenches. Forgot it’s name.
Another baringo island
Another baringo island
This is the view from the balcony. The lake had gotten into the hotel's sewage system. How romantic.
This is the view from the balcony. The lake had gotten into the hotel’s sewage system. How romantic.
Woke up to catch the sun rise. Didn't know how to operate my camera so I missed it.
Woke up to catch the sun rise. Didn’t know how to operate my camera so I missed it.
Sun rise over the lake.
Sun rise over the lake.
More sunrise.
More sunrise.

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