|Sykes monkey around Shimoni village|
|Shelbi learning about monkeys in the coral rag forest|
|Most houses in Shimoni are built of ancient coral rag|
The villages in Shimoni have been resourceful and have fashioned homes from the otherwise malevolent material. The forest surrounding the village represents an important fragment of Kenya’s unique and indigenous coastal forest, and the coral rag makes in that bit more exceptional. Filling an important niche for all kinds of flora and Fauna, this makes Shimoni a truly exquisite place. Although a week into my journey and the coral rag has already begun to wear down my hiking shoes!
Shelbi Johnston- Combination volunteer