- 8 days of data collecting in the field.
- 4 days data analysis
- 3 days for write-up (minimum 20 pgs)
- 3 days for presentation to staff, group, and community figures.
However, on a brighter side of this fleeting post, Amboseli is world-renowned for their elephants, and these elephants are the most documented and highly studied in the world... oh, and we were told that there were 117 new baby elephants!
Another note-worthy occurrence: last night was the first full night of rain in the Kimana area since December, and the Maasai rejoiced! We awoke to a soft wet ground spread across our compound, and I felt a shimmering joy race through my body. It is quite an experience to know that the smile absently fixed to your face is one in reaction to the rains, which are so important to the people here. I've never felt so apart of this place until I found myself grinning at the prospects of a fresh start for the local farmers, as well as the people who need the water for their animals and their own livelihood.
Life here in Kimana, at the base of Kilimanjaro, in Kenya of East Africa, is sparkling in the rain-covered grasses.
|My mama at the homestay watching me cut cabbage.|
|One-week old calf wants some attention from "Mama"|