This page is more than pictures. It is going to acquiaint you with the Do's and Don'ts of Kenya.
I asked for an iron to press my new dress. They loaded this with coals and it got the job done really well! I was delighted.
This little angel was so tiny! One of the donors from my area gave me several outfits for infant girls. This was one of them. Just precious.
Talk to your guide before taking pictures of the locals.
Talk to your guide before engaging with the vendors when you are at a stop.
This is the typical countryside on the way to the Olmalaika Trust.
Olmalaika means: ”under the protection of the Guardian Angels”
The home has several murals that are very well done!
The Trust is quite desirous of being self sufficient, yet it takes awhile. In the mean time, donations are very much appreciated.
These products are made on site and I highly recommend them. I LOVE the lemongrass soap!!
The Maasai shuka (blanket) has multiple uses. It keeps them warm at night, and sheilds them from the intense sun by day.
This is a traditional Maasai manyatta (home) made of cow dung and mud.
I grew quite fond of the girls. They sang for me by request. Just beautiful...
I found the Olmalaika Trust through ADRA when I was trying to find a place to volunteer prior to joining a dental safari where I was one of the speakers. During my 3.5 days of dental hygiene, I did about 52 quadrants of root planing. By the morning of day three, my hands were going numb. She has state-of-the-art equipment there, including a cavitron with good universal tips. But of everyone I saw, not one had had their teeth cleaned before.
The permament tent is a very nice "glamping" set up. We found it to be quite comfortable.
There are many other campsites along the path to the bathrooms. Some have a little campfire vessel ready for use. She is a thoughtful hostess and provides a great experience to all who come.
The Olmalaika Trust provides a home for young girls and babies that have experienced trauma. It is heartwarming to see what all has been accomplished in raising up an amazing center of care for girls.
Every time I watch the video below, it grabs me in the heart.
There is a permament tent on the hillside behind her home that has an IMPRESSIVE view of the Maasia Mara. When I stayed in it, I could hear the zebra barking in the night. Other times there have been elephants just on the other side of the wall, which call to another under the stars. Since there is no light pollution out there, you get an AMAZING view of the night sky. It truely is an experience not to be missed!
Please contact me if you would like a list of things you can bring which will be of help. I have taken girls toddlers clothes and fabric. (see days for girls link in footer). There isn't a charge for the lodging. Please give a donation for your stay. Thank you.