The Beauty of Kenya, What is Hidden From the Main Stream Media.
Hidden from the Main Stream Media there lays vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow covered mountains, fresh water lakes, the Great Rift Valley, the equator volcanoes. On the land that has been tainted by the corrupt few, there lays a tradition enshrined in the heart of the warm peoples who bring soul and colour to the earth. All that packaged in one word they called in Kenya, Karibu Kenya and Jambo.
When you think of Africa, you’re probably can’t do so effectively without thinking of Kenya. It’s the lone acacia silhouetted against a horizon stretching into eternity. It’s the snow-capped mountain almost on the equator and within sight of harsh deserts. It’s the lush, palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean, it’s the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it’s the dense forests reminiscent of the continent’s heart. In short, Kenya is a country of epic landforms that stir my deepest longings for this very special continent.
Kenya is where I was born, a country with a countryside that so cool and to which I hold my roots and promised never to let go. The wildlife in particular (the big cats) and wilderness rank among the grand passions of my life and it was here that I was shaken to my bines as I saw the king of the jungle march on,(Mara Plain) you move from the movies scene in sprint second to the reality of life. Survival for the fittest as explained by Charles Darwin, my first cheetah on the hunt (Tsavo East), my first leopard on a kill (Tsavo West) and where I came so close to elephants (Taita Hills) and black rhinos (Lewa) that I could have reached out to touch them. This is the home of Maasai and Samburu friends who give me hope that the old ways are the best to survive the wilderness.
This is the land of the Masai Mara, of wildebeest and zebras migrating in their millions with the great predators of Africa following in their wake. But Kenya is also home to the red elephants of Tsavo, to Amboseli elephant families in the shadow of snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro all year long and to the massed millions of pink flamingos stepping daintily through lake shallows. The hot spring and geo thermos of al-Karia are among other natural phenomena’s that happen on vast African great wilderness where many creatures survive. And Kenya is the perfect place to answer Africa’s call of the wild.
The survival and abundance of Kenya’s wildlife owes everything to one of Africa’s most innovative and successful conservation communities. Through some pretty tough love, Kenya pioneered the use of armed rangers to protect rhinos and elephants, Kenya stopped the emptying of its wilderness, bringing its wildlife back from the brink after the poaching holocaust of the 1970s and 1980s. More than that, in places like Laikipia and the Masai Mara, where private and community conservancies bring tourism together with community development and wildlife conservation in a near-perfect marriage. In other words, if you want your visit to make a difference, you’ve come to the right place.
Proud People who keep custody of these landscapes, adding depth and resonance to Kenya’s age-old story, are some of Africa’s best-known peoples. The Maasai, the Samburu, the Turkana, Swahili, the Kikuyu: these are the peoples whose histories and daily struggles tell the story of a country and of a continent at large, the struggle to maintain traditions as the modern world crowds in, the daily fight for survival in some of the harshest environments on earth, the ancient tension between those who farm and those who roam. Drawing near to these cultures, even coming to understand them a little better through your presence among them, could just be a highlight of your visit.