Today again after some time a travel post Yes, I love traveling and I am very spontaneous, when it comes to book a trip. The destination is always dependent on my budget, so I always choose the destinations spontaneously and therefore my dream trip to the Maldives remains a dream to this day.
I never thought of a trip to Africa, but sometimes there are bargains that you cannot resist – and 2 weeks later, you are already sitting in the plane! However, one should be very cautious with Kenya and have travel experience – it is a country with extremely high crime and corruption and also terrorism is currently a serious danger.
My main plot was a beach holiday … Diani Beach, a resort right on Kenya’s south coast was a perfect location. The beach was simply beautiful and almost empty – except the Beach Boys, who want to sell something or complain about their heavy life and so pity!
Also my hotel was a dream – even with hungry, but sweet monkeys, which of course were fed by me – unfortunately not really healthy I was really happy there! You have lived as in a fairy tale, as long as you have not encountered the real life of the Kenyans.
On the occasion of visiting the small town of Ukunda, which does not really look like a village, a trip through the port town of Mombasa and on a trip over the Kenyan “Highway” to a safari, I have experienced and seen a lot – and this is really bad, much worse than you can imagine. I have never seen such an extreme poverty and so much rubbish, although I originally came from one of the poorest countries in Europe. There it is much worse, and anyway I don’t feel really sorry for the people there. They are accustomed to this life and they have no idea how to live differently … They have different ideas of the world and think that in Europe or USA the streets are made of gold and money is hanging on the trees … unfortunately this isn’t just the case with their mentality … I used to think similar …
Helping or building something is not easy or almost impossible, because the country is so extremely corrupt. They need another leadership and a different system that encourages people to behave differently and take responsibility for themselves – then maybe in 30 years something may change.
In itself, Kenya is an extremely beautiful country with many national parks, fantastic savannah and many animal species. Therefore, a safari is a must in any case. More in my following Safari post
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