Mkumba Steven

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This stunning painting by the talented artist Stephen Mkumba captures the essence of the African wilderness in all its majesty. The picture portrays the serene grasslands of the Serengeti, where various animals roam free and thrive in their natural habitat.

In the foreground, we see four magnificent giraffes, two adults with their young, gracefully moving through the grassy plains. The intricate details and lifelike depiction of the giraffes make them appear as if they might walk off the canvas and into the room.

Next to the giraffes, we see a baby baboon clinging to its mother's back, reminding us of the beauty of the bond between mother and child in the animal kingdom. 

Baby monkeys are known for their close bond with their mothers, and one of the most endearing sights in the animal kingdom is the sight of a baby monkey riding on its mother's back. This behavior is most commonly observed in species such as baboons, macaques, and langurs.

The practice of carrying babies on the mother's back is a survival strategy for the species. The mother carries the baby with her wherever she goes, keeping it safe from predators and other potential threats. It also allows the mother to move around and forage for food while keeping the baby close and protected. As the baby grows, it will eventually become too big to ride on its mother's back and will start to move around on its own. However, even after they have become more independent, baby monkeys will still maintain a strong bond with their mothers and will often stay close to them for protection and comfort.

The painting also depicts a pride of majestic lions, lazily basking in the sun, while zebras graze in the background. Zebras are herbivorous animals and they spend a significant amount of their time grazing on grasses and other vegetation. Grazing is an essential part of their diet, and they have adapted to thrive on the grasslands and savannas of Africa where they live. When zebras graze, they use their strong, sharp teeth to cut through the tough grasses and other vegetation. They have a long, muscular tongue that they use to wrap around the grass and pull it into their mouth. Zebras are selective grazers, meaning they choose the most nutritious plants to eat.

In the distance, we see the towering presence of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, providing a breathtaking backdrop to this picturesque scene. Acacia trees are scattered throughout the painting, providing shelter and food for the wildlife that inhabits the region.

As an additional feature, the painting also showcases the stunning Materuni Waterfall, a hidden gem located in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. The vibrant colors and intricate details of the waterfall make it seem like a real-life location that you can almost touch and feel.

Materuni Waterfall is a stunning natural attraction located in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, near the village of Materuni in Tanzania. It is a hidden gem that has recently gained popularity as a tourist destination due to its breathtaking beauty and serene surroundings. The waterfall is approximately 80 meters high and is surrounded by lush green vegetation, including banana and coffee plantations. Visitors can take a guided hike through the beautiful landscape, passing through local villages and learning about the traditional way of life of the Chagga people who inhabit the region. The hike to the waterfall takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the pace of the group, and leads through a picturesque route that includes stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding countryside. Once you arrive at the waterfall, you can take a refreshing dip in the cool, crystal-clear pool at the base of the falls, or simply relax and take in the breathtaking scenery. Materuni Waterfall is not only a natural wonder, but it is also an important source of water for the surrounding communities. The Chagga people believe that the waterfall is a sacred site and have a deep spiritual connection to it.

The painting is expertly crafted with exceptional attention to detail and a keen eye for capturing the beauty of the natural world. With its vivid colors and intricate details, this artwork is sure to add life and vibrancy to any space it is displayed in. This masterpiece is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the beauty of the natural world and wants to bring a touch of Africa's majesty into their home or office.


Medium: Painting : oil, acrylic, ink
Themes: Handmade African Art
Support: Canvas
Type: Unique work
Framing: Not framed
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Handcrafted in Tanzania
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Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in