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WHAT & WHERE IS KULAFUMBI?

1724670-982768-thumbnail.jpg 'Kulafumbi' is our family home in Kenya, East Africa. 'Kulafumbi' is a play on the Kiswahili words "kula vumbi", which mean "eat dust", because it was so hot and dusty building our house in this remote, wild, wonderful place. Kulafumbi borders the Tsavo National Park - with no fences between us and the Park, the wildlife comes and goes of its own free will and treats our land as its own, which is exactly how we like it. In turn, we provide a protected area for the wild animals to do as they please. This protected area also creates an important buffer for the river, which forms the boundary between us and the park.
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ON-GOING SPECIES COUNT

1829439-992202-thumbnail.jpg Look how many species of animals & birds we've spotted to date at Kulafumbi:

MAMMALS: 43+
REPTILES &
AMPHIBIANS: 18+++

BIRDS: 199+
INSECTS: Too many to count

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HIPPO LAWN: Growing a lawn for grazing animals

The Hippo Lawn is an open area to the right of the house (as you face the river), just beneath our bedroom window. Although it has up until now (November 2007) been used as an all-purpose area for vehicles and building materials and you-name-it, we are planning to allow this area to grass over, in order to attract the hippos, buffalo, antelope and other grazers. To help things along, I am nurturing some grass nurseries, with various different types of grass, but most of it will probably self-seed, judging by the amount of different grass species which have just appeared in our balcony flowerbeds. These photos may seem dull to begin with, but they are really a personal record for me, which may be of some interest to a few other people out there - you never know! The early photos will be of more interest once the Hippo Lawn has grassed over completely, and we can look back upon its humble beginnings.