While in Diani on the Indian Ocean coast we stayed at Stilts Backpackers.
One of the night watchmen there is a Maasai called Jackson. He works at Stilts and travels home as often as possible to help provide for his family. While i washed our ridiculous amount of clothing, after arriving from climbing Mt Kenya, we spoke for some time about his village in Amboseli National Park and how Cecilie (a Norwegian friend also staying at Stilts) had visited there. For “muzungu” Jackson’s village is a paradise. Life there is very different and very simple, in fact its an entire education and we’d like to offer that experience to our AVIF volunteers.
If you’d like to experience Amboseli and stay with Jackson’s community, perhaps help them to improve their water supply and basic education for their children, then please get in touch.
[Jackson 2nd left]
Asante sana Cecilie for these photos.