I stumbled on Kenya……., truth be told, it was not on my travel radar. I had just recently acquired my passport waiting for an opportunity-any opportunity to travel out of the shores of Nigeria when a friend came up to me and asked if I had a current passport. He had a scheduled trip to Nairobi and could not make it, wondered if I could represent him, off course I said yes and the rest is history.

The journey from the airport was interesting and like the name means, it was indeed the place of cool waters…., I somehow thought of the Masai as my long distant Fulani cousins(My Maternal Grandmother is Hausa Fulani).

I cherish Kenya, it is my most traveled country. Art and creative enterprise kept me going back for more, always something new to see and learn from, an idea for a book cover, photo frame, wall hanging – the list is endless. I could spend hours circling the flea markets, with each round giving an opportunity for a fresh thought or idea, this was home!

There are a thousand places to visit, the sights and sounds of wildlife either on the drive from the airport where you could catch a glimpse of giraffes and zebras at the national park or at a full blown safari where you actually are as close to wilder beasts, rhinos, antelopes, gazelles, elephants and more.

Refreshing as the name implies, Nairobi” comes from the “Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to “cold water” or the place of cool waters…. the phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, Also known as the “Green City in the Sun” it is surrounded by several suburbs.

Would be talking lots about Kenya in subsequent blogs so look out!

Asante Sana.

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