Kenya is often seen as the father and mother of the safari. At least that’s what it’s known for as far as tourist attractions, holiday destinations, happy people and so forth are concerned. And because we are in the month of August, Kenyans often look at this month with bated breaths. It’s a memorable month, sometimes, in the worst case scenarios of terrorist elements and political deaths-for bad and scary reasons. August 2012 is however promising a different angle to the whole past status quo. This article will focus on the two primary historic events for Kenya that we should instead of worrying, focus on.
First, the wildebeest migration everyone has been talking about is coming up. In fact, it’s on as we speak. The over two million wildebeests, gazelles and zebras from the Serengeti in Tanzania are currently crossing into Kenya. Therefore, this is the most opportune time for travellers worldwide, to be here on safari to enjoy this global spectacle. This annual phenomenon, recently commissioned as one of the top seven new wonders of the world, is happening right here, right now. Traveling to the Mara to witness this wonderful spectacle isn’t such a bad idea for a change in 2012.
The second reason that’s taking Kenyans and all friends of Kenya on the edge is the 2012 London Olympics. The Kenyan team or Team Kenya as most people fondly call it will be running for Gold in the 2012 London Olympics. Anyone worth their salt will definitely agree that Kenya is not in the games to compete. That Team Kenya is in the Olympics as a favored contender for ALL long and middle races is not an understatement.
Team Kenya stands a great chance of bringing medals back home, because of the rich pool of athletes in the team, according to analysts. The superstars most people will be gunning for include Pamela Jelimo, David Rudisha, Janeth Jepkosgei, Vivian Cheruyot and the Dubford brothers, to name but, a few. There is also a possibility of having a run-off between David Rudisha and Usain Bolt of Jamaica. If the possibility materializes, for most people, this will be a clash of the titans-champions-one super athlete going low from 800m to 400m and the other rising from 200m to 400m. We can afford to cross our fingers. Meanwhile, if you are visiting, we have great adventure safari offers lined up and the party continues.
And, for the merry makers out there, August 2012 is promising to be a great month. Enjoy it while it lasts.