Parts of our hike looked just like Scotland!
Other parts of our hike really didn’t!
Again, I was reminded by how people can survive on relatively little means. Small huts made out of sticks and mud, living off their cultivated land, and every inch of the land is used to the best of its capacity. We passed corn fields, potatoes, banana trees, avocado trees, coffee bushes, papaya, tomatoes, onions and more. They also use every scrap of everything, and often passed tiny women carrying huge bundles of what looked like weeds and grass (perhaps cattle fodder?) back along the tiny paths to their homes.
We were also blessed with seeing a chameleon which had been hiding away in one of the Birds of Paradise plants. None of us had seen one before in the wild before, and we’re thrilled, even when it climbed up into Imogen’s and Tom’s (ahem) hair. It really tried its best to change colour – it certainly went from a bright green to a very dark colour when against my black top.
We have really loved our first experiences of Africa. It’s been everything and more!