Lake Chala revisit

Hello. It’s been a minute. My photography had taken a back seat of late. I had to focus on studying traditional animation both for work and as a personal skill/goal. That has gone well ­čÖé … So time was created for a trip with onetouch┬áto revisit Lake Chala. It’s a revisit as we had been there before. You can view the link to the pics here.

We had to use the Tanzanian route to get to the Lake. That meant using the Oloitokitok Boarder. We camped at Lake Chala Safari Lodge and Campsite, one of the best campsites I’ve┬ábeen to. They had hot showers! and great staff that made sure we had a campfire every night. Most times that is up┬áto you..┬áso props to the management for good service. From the campsite, it’s a short hike to the lake.

On our way back, we passed by the Kikuletwa/ Chemka Hotsprings. A small natural swimming pool. The hot spring part was an oversell as it was room temperature. The fish in the water gave a┬áfree pedicure though ­čÖé We enjoyed ourselves a bit too much and left there late (5 pm) which meant arriving back to Nairobi at 4 am!

It was a very relaxing experience. I believe for every creative it’s a good idea to step out of your workstation for a bit, enjoy nature/ interact with people and come back rejuvenated with ideas and a clear mind. I am hoping to do more trips before the year ends and with that take more photos.

One thing that stood out for me from the trip was how different things are when you cross the border… the road, the environment, the people. it’s surreal. For example, in┬áTanzania, the roads have a million and one speed bumps, with regular bumps, sprinkled in between for good measure. A tip for traveling there with your own vehicle is having;

1. Original Log book ( for when you want to enter the country with one border point eg. Oloitokitok {TZ side the port is called Tarakea – they take offense if you call it Oloitokitok) and come back with another eg. Namanga) 2. Comesa Insurance 3. Make sure the car is under your name. If it’s in another person’s name, carry a copy of their i.d card and a letter saying that they are in consent with you leaving the country with their car.

2. Comesa Insurance – this can be purchased at the border. Some agents will present themselves.

3. Make sure the car is under your name. If it’s in another person’s name, carry a copy of their i.d card and a letter saying that they are in consent with you leaving the country with their car. Another point to note is to make sure the car is under the appropriate name in the KRA records, as it’s a KRA agents who gives you the letter/form that allows you to pass with your car.

4. Observe and keep to the speed limits. Don’t drive wearing sandals. Be patient. Make sure you and all your passengers are wearing safety belts.

Enjoy the pics!

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Eastlands

At the beginning of this month, as onetouch we decided to head to Mutindwa market, the areas of Jericho and Umoja. Our aim was to capture images of Kenyans working in different scenarios with their hands and making a honest living out of it. Most of them have been able to school their children to university and take care of their families from their daily endeavors. It was awesome interacting with them and hearing their stories.  This are some of the images captured.

You can also view a short film about the excursion here. courtesy of Okwi

Captions are on every image. Enjoy!

Hell’s Gate

Hi guys! Its been a minute..or is it an hour?

Onetouch peeps decided to do a short refresher trip to Hell’s gate soon after the Beyond exhibition, which went very well. Thanks to all who attended the exhibition.

The trip was amazing, good company, good food and lots of laughs, you can view some footage here. Hell’s gate is beautiful┬á, no matter how many times you visit, you will discover something new.

  • there are alot of zebras there.. alot! like if you need someone to hold your camera as you switch lenses there are there for you.

Here are some pictures taken during the trip.. enjoy and happy new week!