I’ve lived in East Africa for nearly 10 years and have called Kenya home for the last 6 years. I’ve fallen in love with the people, landscape and wildlife that make up this diverse country.
I love what it has taught me along with years and for the privilege of being able to live amongst people who are adapting their traditional lifestyle in order to manage the opportunities and challenges the world is presenting them to protect their land and their nation. When you’re in the Kenyan bush it’s amazing how you appreciate the little things like listening to the sounds of the African wilderness at night or sitting and quietly observing the complex natural behaviours and wildlife interactions.
I have been inspired by the Maasai way of making communal decisions and creating forums to discus and debate all sorts of topics. I strongly encourage people to share and support this experience by visiting Kenya so they can meet the incredible people who live here and who are working towards protecting a place which is so important for both wildlife and also our collective human identity.
We should celebrate our success stories and take the time to truly appreciate and protect some of the amazing places we have left on this planet and to immerse ourselves in the diversity and complexity of our collective humanity. I love Kenya because the possibilities are endless. This country demonstrates creativity, dedication and the diversity of amazing people and magnificent spaces which show a resilience and capacity to inspire.