Ar y Lein
- Programme 1 : Brazil
- Programme 2 : Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands
- Programme 3 : Borneo
- Programme 4 : Singapore and Sumatra
- Programme 5 : Kenya (1)
- Programme 6 : Kenya (2)
- Programme 7 : Uganda
- Programme 8 : Gabon
Programme 6 : Kenya (2)
Yes, Bethan is still in Kenya and this week's programme begins in Naivasha - half way across Kenya. Over 500,000 people in Naivasha depend on the flower industry. Bethan visited the Olij Rozen flower farm - a small farm amongst many large farms that collect flowers in the morning that are then sent to Europe's large auctions on the same day. The nearby lake, Lake Naivasha, is also an intersting place, especially if you want to see a hippo. So many people depend on the lake and it is now under threat.
Another problem in the area is the amount of boys sleeping on the streets. Fortunately, work is being done to avoid the problem. Bethan met some of the boys on the street and also visited Naivasha's Children Shelter. This is a shelter for boys aged from 5 to 17 that have either lost their families because of AIDS or have been thrown on the street because they are unmanageable or their parents couldn't afford to keep them. This was one of the most emotional experiences for Bethan whilst travelling along the Equator. "We were there all afternoon, watching them learning, playing, doing woodwork, everything, and at the end they did a concert for us - songs and acrobatics. And all of a sudden, I started crying. I was trying to do a piece to camera and the tears were pouring down my face".
Kenya is also famed for it's wildlife. In Lake Nakuru National Park, it's possible to get very close to the animals - something that worried the crew at times.
In addition to the sea of pink flamingoes, Bethan was also determined to see one of the large cats! Make sure you watch to find out if she gets her wish.View images of Bethan's journey in Kenya