I have been chosen as part of the team involved in capturing images for Safaricom’s 2015 calendar whose theme is unexpected Kenya. Safaricom (the leading mobile network operator in Kenya) carefully selected 5 teams consisting of a photographer, a blogger and a producer.With the aid of locals the 5 teams will traverse Kenya aiming to capture the best of images for the calendar. For the next 10 days I will blog on the area we are assigned to (the North Rift i.e. from Eldoret all the way up to Turkana).
I am travelling with two lovely ladies Jeri, a photographer and Chela, a producer. We are the only all-female team (Yaaaey girl power!). I am super excited to be involved in this project and I am hoping that I will be able to take you, the reader through every part of it. You can follow my journey here and those of the other bloggers Wanjeri, Biko, Wamathai and Magunga.
Well now you know what I am up to, I can get right into how day one went. The plan was to leave for Lodwar on a 6am flight . That was not to be. We got to the airport just in time only to be told by a very unhelpful attendant that we had missed our flight.
No use crying over spilt milk so after a few enquiries we were rushing to Wilson airport to try catch a 7am flight. Fingers were crossed, butt cheeks were clenched, numerous traffic rules broken and yet we still missed the flight. Having never missed in a flight in my life, missing 2 in one day was quite the experience.
Fortunately we found out there was a flight heading to Kitale (which was part of our itinerary) and by half past seven we were on our way.
Once we arrived at our destination, the first stop we made was to get breakfast
We ended up enjoying a lovely breakfast and we were joined by a few guests
An hour later and we were off to Mt.Elgon national park.
Our first stop was Kitum Cave . It was our first and last stop inside the park as it started raining heavily and we had to leave.
You can follow all our adventures on social media, just search for #UnexpectedKenya on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.