Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Simba Farm

Simba Farm is a working farm on 6,500 acres in West Kilimanjaro. It grows all sorts of crops and vegetables, and has a guesthouse for people to come and stay.
The guesthouse was built in 1928 and is so pretty with deep window sills and concrete floors. After 9pm, the generators are turned off, and everything is lit by candles and kerosene lanterns.
Whilst we were there Yoka (the owner) and her brother Willem (Wim) were our hosts.

The meals prepared for us were delicious, and all made from fresh farm produce.

The kids were very pleased with the go-carts that were there for use...

and the farm dogs.

Behind Simba Farm are the forests of Mt Kilimanjaro National Park and the slopes of Shira Plateau, and to the west are amazing views of Mt Meru, and plains containing other farms and Maasai bomas.

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