Mt. Kenya Burning


Today we went to Nanyuki and around midday we began to see billowing smoke coming from up from the Mt. Kenya forest.  We were told that the fire has been going for several days, that the British Army was helping to contain it and that it appeared to be largely contained this morning.  Winds in the afternoon though got the fire raging and now at 9:00 at night almost the entire Mountain is aglow in embers.  At Tumaren we are 70km from Mount Kenya and the ring of fire looks to cover a very substantial area from here.  We can only hope that much of the primordial forests are spared and that much of the burning is in the understory and not in the canopy of the large Olives and Cedars.  Hopefully we will know more in the morning. Karisia Walking Safaris