Good day, all! Thursday is blog day, and today I’m going to tell you a few reasons why Kenya is so special. If it’s your first time here, hello! – I’m Sasha the tooth-fairy AKA Rose’s Little Helper.
Rose was born in Kenya, only leaving her country of birth to follow her passion for the healthcare industry and, more specifically, dentistry. While living in the US. has been fruitful and rewarding for her, she still visits her family in Kenya and has written a few children’s books about life there, through the eyes of a young girl called ‘Imani’.
So, what makes Kenya so special? What is it about this country in Africa that draws so many people there?
I’ll tell you, because I’ve visited Imani there numerous times!
1 – Home to the Big Five, tourists from around the world visit Kenya to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The landscapes are breathtaking, and one cannot depart without shedding a tear at having to leave such beauty.
2 – Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from the Ambroseli National Park region in the Southern side of Kenya, or from the Loitokok town region in Kenya, on the North side of Mount Kilimanjaro.
3 – A mountain hiker’s paradise, Mount Kenya has shown many a climber what the true spirit of nature is all about. If climbing is not your cup of tea, there’s a Safari package that suits your needs waiting for you.
4 – Did you say ‘beaches’, in Kenya? From Mombasa to Nyali and more, one can travel from the safari experience to a tropical-island one in less than a day.
5 – Beautiful people with true culture live in Kenya the same way they have done for hundreds of years. Yes, the city has all you need to continue to function in mainstream western-type society, but the people have not lost their roots or culture.
6 – Museums with things you won’t find anywhere else! Fossils were found in Kenya that belong to hominids such as Homo habilis (from 1.8-million and 2.5-million years ago) and Homo erectus (from 1.9-million to 350,000 years ago). These are considered direct ancestors of modern Homo sapiens. Wow - talk about Kenya being the root of mankind!
7 – Former US. president Barak Obama’s father lived there, and was an influential man – a Kenyan senior governmental economist, to be precise!
8 – Kenya is a key player in the global climate-change and conservation effort, with over sixty conservancies that will remain untouched, thereby preserving nature and the Earth the way it should be preserved.
And last but not least, little Imani lives there, too! Imani is a little girl very close to Rose’s heart, a girl who sees nothing but beauty and the good things that surround her every day. ‘Life with Imani in Kenya’ is the name of Rose’s series of books about Imani’s life in Kenya, and each story brings the magic of Kenya alive.
So, if you’re deciding on where to go for your next vacation, now that you know what Kenya has to offer, you might agree it’s the perfect destination!
Here’s wishing you a great weekend ahead, wherever you are in the world!
Until next time, keep smiling
Life With Imani in Kenya - series