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Hiking Mt.Kilimambogo: A Visit to Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

Last weekend was awesome! #tembeaKenya

In line with my word for the year, you can read all about that HERE, I am trying to find things that give me joy in everyday life. Honestly, sometimes it is a bit difficult to be joyful when you’ve been down with a load of infections and a bad cold. However, being the positive person I am, I decided to take on something new.

I decided to take on a mountain!!!Whooooa!!What a freaking crazy way to find joy!!

When the opportunity to visit Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, while hiking the scenic Mt.Kilimambogo came along, I hopped on it without even thinking twice. Add hubby into the mix, and awesome company of people I have never met before, it was the perfect thing to do on a sunny Saturday.

When we first got to the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, I was super surprised at how tall the mountain looked. I was instantly scared, but I am not one to give up. So, up we went, trekking the trails of the mountain of buffaloes (That’s Mt.Kilimambogo’s nickname).

Honestly, it was one of the hardest things I have ever done. The first footpath up the mountain was the hardest for me. I was sweating and my heart was beating out of my chest. But soon my body started adjusting and I started moving faster and it felt so good.

Reaching the summit was the best part of the day. Little did I know that the trek downhill would be so very difficult.

I am still sore from that hike, but it was such a beautiful and peaceful time. You should definitely try hiking as a way of finding joy and just calming down, while taking a look at beautiful views.

For now..Enjoy the pictures.

At the gate

Ol Donyo Sabuk National ParkThe Buffalo Heads

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park   Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park Louise MacMillan gravesite. Can you imagine she was buried here in 1938? The words are so touching.Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park   Mt. Kilimambogo  With Bae: Team Blue

mt.kilimambogo hike 1Me

mt.kilimambogo activities 2 Mt.KilimambogoThe Summit

Ol Donyo Sabuk

Mt.Kilimambogo SummitGoing downhill…I love this sign!!

mt.kilimambogo going downMore Fun Ideas!

I do believe

I have missed you people. I always do, even when I’ve not blogged for just a day. 
It feels kind of weird when I don’t write over here.
Anyway, Erin (one of the awesomest bloggers) is hosting a great link-up today and who am I not to join in.
So, here we go…….
I believe in love.  (so I made this pic for you to print)
I believe in hugs and kisses
I believe in babies and their sweet smells. And their softness too.
I believe in soft rock
I believe in 3 Doors Down
I believe in t-shirt and jeans
I believe in simplicity
I believe in family
I believe in achieving the impossible
I believe in food. Lots and lots of food.
I believe in fried/roasted chicken
I believe I believe in running
I also believe in notebooks and carrying them everywhere
I believe in writing down thoughts and ideas so I don’t forget
I believe in the internet
I believe in sunshine
 
(print it, you know you want to)
I believe in peace
I believe in Africa
I believe in cooking
I believe in handsome guys (hubby)
I believe in blogging 
I believe in friendships
Last but not least, I believe in you and Me…..