'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. House & Land - more info My Family & I - more info
ON-GOING SPECIES COUNT
Look how many species of animals & birds we've spotted to date at Kulafumbi:
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"We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems..."
When I arrived late morning, one chick had already hatched, and the other followed less than 12 hours later, by which time the first chick, less than a day old, was already leaving the nest, feeding itself and on its way in life...but that's just the beginning of this tale. I think you really have to read the Full Story first, to really appreciate these photos, and the behaviour demonstrated thereby...so please flick over to my journal entry for this day before returning here to see it all happen...