Kenya Farm Maps
"I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills."
Karen Blixen, Out of Africa, ©1937
Did your family have a farm in Kenya? Many of us did. Our families trekked across vast space — m.m.b.a. they called it — in carts drawn by oxen. Some families came to Kenya to farm after the railway opened up the way to the interior. Others came after World War II, when the airflight from England took up to three days.
Left: Old farmhouse with a thatched roof In Dol Dol, Laikipia Plateau. Note newly installed aerial for emergency farm radio in 1953.
"We set off in an open cart drawn by four whip-scarred little oxen and
piled high with equipment and provisions."
Elspeth Huxley. The Flame Trees of Thika, ©1959
Many of us dreamed of Africa as children, when we lived in cold, wet climates. We came to Kenya, and we made it our home. Even though we have now left, the land and memories still hold us. To us, Kenya will always mean home.
Right: Threshing machine on Poulman farm on the slopes of Mt. Kenya.
In addition to information about Kitale, the My Kitale web site has
a restricted area that contains many maps with Trans-Nzoia farms.
Uasin Gishu District of Kenya
The map on the left is a section of the 1962 Kenya Survey Map of Eldoret (Series Y503) supplied by Brian Naylor. The map on the right contains information on the farms in the Lessos /Burnt Forest / Kipkabus area. To see the enlarged version of either map, please click on that map using your LEFT mouse button. To return to this page, press the browser back arrow.
If you can supply any information about the farms shown on Farm Map, please contact Dave Lichtenstein.
Lessos / Burnt Forest / Kipkabus Survey Map
Lessos / Burnt Forest / Kipkabus Farm Map
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