This week we walked to some waterfalls at the base of Mt Meru, starting out at Olgilai.
It cost us (wazungu) 7,000/- to walk the trail.
From Evaline's family home it was a 2.5km walk to the forest area.
Paskalina, Evaline, Oliver & Valentine (Paskalina's son)
Oliver found a chameleon crossing the road on the way.
walking through the forest
The climb (slide) down to the river was HARD. My legs were complete jelly, and all I could think: I've got to climb back up this!!
a very steep descent down to the river
walking along the river
At one point, just before the waterfalls, we came to a very large rock that needed to be climbed.
It was here I bowed out.
I could just imagine myself slipping and having to be carried back up the muddy slope with broken bones.
Oliver & George (Evaline's brother) climbing up behind the waterfalls
When we emerged from the forest afterwards the sun had come out.
We headed back down the hillside to have lunch at Evaline's house.
Maddie and Lauren stayed at home.
Maddie knew how hard the walk was - she did it last year in the rain.
Two days later and I am still in pain! My legs ache. Beautiful but not a leisurely walk at all.