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Friday, January 8, 2016

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A Woman Quit Her Job To Travel For Two Years And Took These Incredible Photos In Africa (31 Pics)

Escape the bustle of city life in Nairobi National Park, an ecological reserve just a few miles outside of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city. The light is golden at sunrise.
Kibera, a division of Nairobi, is Africa’s biggest urban slum. People live in small shacks and hang their laundry outside on washing lines.

Streets in Kibera offers all the facilities of any busy street.

Residents of Kibera make bricks for new properties as part of a community project.

Women do at least as much manual labor as men.

The Openhand Children’s Orphanage is located in one of Nairobi’s informal settlements.

Here are some of the 36 children who have found a home at the orphanage.

Elephants stride across Amboseli National Park, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya.

A baby elephant and its mother.

We stopped for lunch while climbing Mount Kenya.

When we finally reached the walkers’ summit of Mount Kenya, I was no longer capable of operating the camera myself.

Lamu is a small coastal town on Lamu Island in Kenya, where the majority of the population is Muslim. Young girls in Lamu want their photo taken, but they don't want to show their faces.

A long shutter speed accidentally captures the brief moment when one of the girls exposed her face.

Lamu hosts the Maulidi festival every year in May or June, celebrating the birth of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. The festival includes dances, feasts and a dhow race.

Teams compete on dhows in the races.

Here, the winning team celebrates.

Men watch the nighttime celebrations of Maulidi from the roof of Lamu’s world-renowned mosque.

In Malawi, we visited the Beehive School, which is run by Niall Dorey in Mzuzu. The school began with 7 children in Niall’s front room.

Alex plays guitar for the children at the Beehive School.

The Nkhwazi Lodge, on the shore of Lake Malawi, boasts that they serve the best pizza in Malawi — and we have to agree.

The children from neighboring villages visited us at 4pm every day like clockwork to muck around on the beach of Likoma, an island in Lake Malawi.

On Likoma Island, Alex learned to be an advanced scuba diver in Lake Malawi’s fresh water.

Our host on Likoma Island, Becky, got us to the airfield on time and stayed to wave us off. I was in floods of tears.

Penhalonga is a mining village in Zimbabwe that's surrounded by beautiful views of Zimbabwe's mountains and valleys.

Mozambique is popular for its diving resorts on its beautiful coast, but it also offers an abundance of landscapes, flora and fauna.

In South Africa, the train from Johannesburg to Cape Town crosses the Karoo desert. The train traverses some steeper hills as it approaches Cape Town.

South Africa is filled with gorgeous mountains. Here's a view of Table Mountain and the 12 Disciples, as seen from the top of Signal Hill in Cape Town.

Now here's the view of Signal Hill, showing one of the cable cars that take people to the top of Table Mountain.

We sampled some South African wines along the Garden Route at Stellenbosch, not far from Cape Town.

In Soweto, Johannesburg, we found comfortable accommodations at a homestay.


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