Down into the Rift Valley
After a good sleep, a healthy breakfast and picking Lucy up, we headed towards Iten on the edge of the rift valley. There were some pleasant views on the way (and some amazingly bad “tarmac” road).
Iten is where many of Kenya’s long distance runners come from, and we saw runners and cyclists in training.
The gardens have many lovely flowers
The views are spectacular, but hard to capture on a hazy day
Maybe a panorama does better
The escarpment drops to a flatter area, then drops again towards the valley floor.
A crocodile sculpture
And his smaller cousin
We went on to Iten town, which had a massive market where we bought some lunch items
Down on the terrace, looking back at the escarpment
Looking down into the valley
Tarok Falls – we could have hiked in to the falls, but it’s a half day trip
A kind of starling
At our lunch stop, swarms of ladies descended on us trying to sell us their produce, but we already had most of what we need (but we did buy 3 mangoes for 20/-, that’s about 5p each. Lucy loved the water.
Back near Iten
Then back to Eldoret for tea, then into town for dinner and football!