Ooh God of all creation Bless this our land and Nation…as a little child in primary school when we sang the national anthem it was all about obeying the rules and following the regulations, we sang without much attachments..
So when did My passion for this great love start? Don’t remember exactly, perhaps my longest journey as a child was when I was 6yrs, the one I can vividly remember. I was at My Grandmas House during the school holidays and she decided to go visit her son –My uncle- to receive her new born grandson and she took me with her, I was very excited as it meant lots of play time with my cousins and also to go by BUS yeaah! It was big then! I was already imagining the tales I will have when the school re-opens. Wherever we were , people, then, believed ‘ni mwisho wa dunia’[end of the world] nowadays it’s a journey of 3hrs at most from Nairobi and from my village in Muranga its about 2.5hrs. I mean, if you were sent somewhere and Overstayed you would be asked; kwani uli-iendea Meru? [were you fetching it from meru?]hahaha.
You can Imagine the childlike excitement I had..mmmh, so the day came we departed a day before to my aunties place in Muranga town so that we can be able to catch an early bus at 0500hrs as they were only two buses to Meru and no its not Riakanau Mburi na Mirio hehe… [rumored carried goats with their feeds they don’t die of hunger on the way] it had an English name can’t recall Cleary…when we boarded the bus my grandma might have recognized my excitement and gave me a window seat I counted trees passing hehe ….watched landscape got bored but kept looking; from the heat of Muranga to Kirinyaga, Embu the corners were hair raising to chogoria …and past this place the landscape changed to something That awed me, at one particular instant I had an AHA moment I remember seeing one small tall Hill, very tall, must have been an anti-hill and I kept wondering whats that and I started pestering grandma about it and she was too tired to even look she just said it’s a hill, mind you, by this time it was 1600hrs later in the Bus, the heat, congestion …only me I guess was fully awake. From that moment on all I could think about was that small Taaaall Hill, even when we got to my uncles place that’s all I could talk about, even when I got back That’s all I could talk about and because the bus couldn’t stop I vowed when I grow up I shall go back and view the hill, as a child it marveled me. Years later I still go to Meru and can’t find my Hill sob! sob! And am still going this April to rebrand this destination and visit a few hidden gems I better find my Hill then…Hehehe! Watch out for my April Blogpost and find out….
This Journey stirred my curiosity. It ignited my passion of; what else is there? I fell in love with Geography, history, literature etc, was on every club that concerned Nature and wildlife, every trip, but never at one moment thought of it as a career, I mean I come from a family inline of teaching and Doctors so it was automatic that’s where I was going to end up, well, Fate had a different path for me a very passionate and enlightening path….If I was to be renamed I guess my maiden name would be Nyaguthii [traveler] hehehe.. Guess what! I am still traveling some destinations more than once but different experience every time that’s How Magical, My Kenya is.
There is a reason why famous people choose to invest and visit Kenya on regular basis; movies have been shot in this magical lands, documentaries aired, international reality shows done in our wilderness who would not be passionate about my Land Kenya?
As a tourism Destination you would be spoilt for choice, from our pristine white sandy Beaches voted among the best in the world, our grassland savannas which have hosted Big Cat Diaries for long now and one of the 7wonders of the world- the wildebeest migration, take time and visit the ‘Last Wilderness” Meru National park a very remote park dissected by 13rivers and full of wildlife and Birdlife, visit the valleys of Hells gate and get to know why the name…Hike MtKenya and get to see some very breathtaking lakes and geographical formations , the Jumbos of Amboseli, get down to some history of Man-eaters of Tsavo, try the Northern Kenya dubbed cradle of Mankind and experience raw culture, Rare wildlife, etc. Most of the attractions in Kenya are well documented on the internet, But , if you are looking for this great passion I have, you will need to get off your car at some point, engage a local and let them narrate a few folklores, we have a lot for almost everything. Do some chakacha in the Kenyan coast, lengua kiuno..sakata kabisa [bellydance], Dive with the dolphins, jump high with the Maasai if you are a Man and lucky to jump the highest you get to take all the girls Home lol!, take time with the locals and experience their way of life, cook and try some of their foods, herd cattle with them for a day, go fishing in Lake Victoria, join bullfighters in western Kenya come prepared and make sure your shoes are jig friendly , this guys can dance and shake their shoulders, I still haven’t figured this dance.. Paraglide in lift valley and enjoy the landscape in Kerio Valley its out of this world, this are just, some of the activities that can add value to your safaris and what better way to make memorable moments than Experience??
My passion for this great Love of mine goes even beyond, try our music and you will know my rhythm, my people are very friendly, hospitable and patient they will teach you how to dance the Kenyan way be it the traditional or Modern dance…when you plan to visit, leave your worries and come open minded..Kenya will waooh you! By now am sure you have captured my vibe, my Passion about This great love of mine…Am still exploring with excitement and am not stopping anytime soon, the thrill, the sights, the sounds….ooh how I love you Kenya!