Hairitage Chronicles is an event hosted by Nurtured Knots. Having heard of it before, I made a mental note to attend this particular one. This specific Hairitage event took place at the Ngong Racecourse on the 7th of October. On the same day, it also happened to be the D-day for KulaKula Festival. I was torn between which to attend after sharing details of both events on my Instastories. After further thought, I decided the Hairitage Chronicles it is. I found it an opportune time to boost my knowledge about what I know about natural hair and also grab some goodies.
This year’s Hairitage Chronicles was at the Ngong Racecourse. I love the tranquillity that the location offers. The downside to it is that Ngong Road is usually packed with cars and the 7th was even worse. This is because of the Nairobi International Trade Fair. The entry was to the venue was absolutely free. I met up with a friend upon arrival. Yaas! Bring a sister with you whenever you go to such events.
The CBA Concours d’ Elegance 2017 had a lot to look out for. This is worked out given the high turnout. This being my 2nd Concours d’ Elegance event , I had in mind what to expect. The event organisers yet again outdid themselves. Honestly, the event planners should get more tenders. Lol! I was at Ngong Racecourse by 12 pm and the place was already packed!! Attendees were there pretty early that day. As early as 10 am. The security detail was in place as everything was checked thoroughly at the gate. Also, the security personnel were on the ground as even one of them came over to our table at the food court to caution us over our bag safety.
There were plenty of games to keep everyone busy and happy. The kids could move around in rented hoover boards as the adults admired the cars. There were also so many activities in the brand stands. For instance, Dairyland had a disco-themed stand where a jig earned you an ice cream. In addition, you could cycle against a friend at the CBA stand. Personally, I got to participate in a quiz at the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) stand. You can watch that on my Youtube channel.
We were greeted by a buffalo on our way to Oseki holiday home from my cousin’s graduation. A huge black buffalo that appeared dusty against the warmth of the car headlights. This was not my first time on that path as I had stayed at Maasai lodge mid last year. Our host was quick to tell us that the buffalos were harmless creatures as long as you let them be. Also, buffalos are scared of lights. Oseki holiday home is within the proximity of Nairobi National park hence the wild animals.
The Minimalist Home Design
The Mara Triangle will come at you with surprises. For one, I did not to expect to see so much diversity in one place. There were animals in all sizes and colours. We saw African elephants, zebras, a jackal and even a gecko. All these creatures make the wild Maasai Mara scenic. It got me wondering why can’t the human beings of this world embrace diversity too. We, people, come in all colours and sizes too. Why should we subject to standards that our Maker never instilled in the first place? It is sad that still to this day and age we tell our kids to look at the colour of the face rather than for the beautiful rainbow in the heart. It is sad that that still to this day and age certain countries cannot accommodate others because of religion. It is sad that still to this day and age certain groups of people are not allowed to share in national resources because they come from certain communities.
Without all the different animals in the game reserve, the Mara Triangle would not be touristy. it would be a vast landscape in the east of Africa with investors looking forward to building on it. The animals in the Mara Triangle give us a sight to marvel up. The diversity in the world makes the world beautiful. Embrace the in-betweens.
Check below tweets on the danger of Dichotomy.
We really wanted to go on a vacation. And we needed a break after our finals. So, Maasai Mara, it was after our semester. We found ourselves in Narok for three days. Maasai Mara is located in Narok County, Kenya. Our journey started in Nairobi and 8 hours later we were in Kilgoris town. Kilgoris is about 3 hours from Narok town but both towns have routes leading to the Maasai Mara Reserve entry gates. Our accommodation place was about an hour from Kilgoris town. We slept over at a friend’s place which is about 30 minutes to the Mara Triangle.
Mara Triangle is at the heart of the Maasai Mara. We did a visit to the Triangle on a Sunday. Our tour began at around 12 pm. Timing is very important as it affects which animals you get to see at the Reserve. We parted with KES. 1000 per person (adult), KES.300 (teenager) and an additional KES.1000 for the vehicle entry fee. The cost is quite manageable compared to Lake Nakuru gate entry fees.
Read about Lake Nakuru National Game Park.
The Entry gate from Narok town. 3 km from Serengeti, Tanzania