Araboku Sokoke Forest and Gede Ruins

An early (but not as early as planned!) start for a trip north to the coastal forest park of Araboku Sokoke. Various forest views…

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Trees for seed stock

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Butterflies on elephant dung

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The road we followed looking for the tree house

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Having failed to find the tree house we turned back, stopped at the swamp, and as we took this photo Meld saw the treehouse behind me!

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Birds around the swamp

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Up the tree house

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More dug, more butterflies

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After lunch we went to Gede Ruins, and were greeted by monkeys

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The ruins of the Swahili town are impressive. A fig tree grows through one of the mosques

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6 Comments

  1. Clare Gamble says:

    The butterflies are like the ones in the Hot House at RHS Wisley Gardens. 🙂

  2. Clare Gamble says:

    Mind you they don’t use elephant dung to attract them.

  3. Bertina says:

    Great shots Aidan!!! I see the monkeys eagerly welcomed you’all!!!

  4. Judy Dix says:

    Wonderful photos, brought back memories of Africa for me.
    Dung seems to be a particular attraction for you!!!

  5. Judy Dix says:

    Great photos. Bring back many memories of Africa for me.
    You seem to have an attraction to elephant dung!!! xx

  6. Aidan Simons says:

    Ah Judy, I like butterflies, butterflies like dung, therefore…

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