Have you entered your ballot for the grand prize trip for two to Kenya? Here are nine reasons to get out there and get in the contest!
- Kenya is home to the savannah – the golden grasslands that many picture when they picture Africa. Millions of people visit Kenya annually for the sun-soaked savannah and the remarkable animals that call it home.
- Ever hear of ‘the Big Five’? The term was originally coined by hunters to refer to the most challenging and dangerous game: lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos and leopards. Today, the term is more commonly used by those who want nothing more than photos.
- Every year, about 1.5 million wildebeests (yes, that’s the right spelling) migrate from Kenya to Tanzania. It’s one of the natural wonders of the world.
- Most of the famous, semi-nomadic Maasai tribespeople live in Kenya, and seeing how they live is one of the most unique experiences any traveller can enjoy.
- It doesn’t end with grasslands: Kenya also boasts stunning mountains, rainforest, beaches and another natural wonder: the Great Rift Valley, providing some of the most scenic views on offer.
- Within the Great Rift Valley, Lake Turkana is the largest permanent desert lake in the world. It’s been described as set within a ‘lunar’ landscape, but it’s very much alive with crocodiles.
- There are more than 50 reserves and parks to protect Kenya’s unique ecosystems. Of these, it’s difficult to identify the best safari destination. Travel experts can narrow it to the top ten, but from there you’ll have tough decisions to make.
- Kenya’s population is incredibly diverse, with over 40 ethnic tribal groups. In Mombasa, the buzzing, busy port city/vacation destination, Kenya’s eastern influences are apparent. Arab, Portugese and Persian culture is part of the fascinating mix.
- Based on the findings of some very old bones, Kenya and Tanzania may actually be the original birthplace of humanity!
A Garden of Eden? Maybe. We do know it’s a fantastic place for growing food and natural medicine.
Even in this lush, lush landscape, many of the poor in Kenya don’t grow any of their own food. They simply don’t have a system for producing enough without expensive (and earth-damaging) chemical fertilizers, irrigation and commercial seeds. We’re changing that through Organics 4 Orphans (O4O).
Read the story of how we fell in love with Africa and founded Organics 4 Orphans in Kenya here.