Adventure dispatch 4 of 8, taken from the scribbles in North Coast adventurer Kingsley Holgate's expedition notebook:
Turkana expedition member Lumbaye Lenguru has travelled with us for more than twenty years, he's a delightful little character, who speaks the languages of Kenya's northern frontier district and knows the area like the back of his hand. Tonight it's his turn to cook up a camp stew.
It's the humour around the camp fire that is so much part of expedition life, our TV out here, just a few twisted logs on the fire, sparks flying into the night sky, the cackle of a hyena and the cry of a jackal in the distance, a soot blacked camp kettle, the three legged cast iron stew pot, and old chipped enamel mugs that constantly need re-filling. Soon its midnight! "Don't sleep walk" shouts Mike Nixon, as I scramble down to my tent pitched on a flat rock on the edge of a small cliff overlooking the lake. A herd of Zebra stumbling through the camp at night set off a small rockslide.
Our Journey to the Jade Sea takes us through Samburuland where at the base of Mt Kulal at the village of Oltarut, N 02.59320¡; E 037.08166¡, Elevation 562m, we meet with the community to do what we do best: life-saving mosquito nets to pregnant mums and children under the age of five, LifeStraws for safe drinking water and Mashozi's Rite to Sight spectacles for the poor sighted.