Friday, July 29, 2011

Horn of Africa Horror; The worst in 60 years! Part 2

Today we woke up to hundreds of able Kenyans raising funds worth over 30 million Kenya Shillings ( approx US$ 350,000)! In the midst of all that is happening i am glad to say that we love each other and that as a country we can pull through this difficult time.

Following my blog post Horn of Africa Horror friends have been emailing me and sending comments, and i want to sincerely say thank you all. I particularly would like to say Asante sana which means thank you in Swahili to Karen Kyle Ericson of  Hope Faith & Life as she posted this heart filled prayer that has touched my soul so much, that i am out of words to express how i feel.....Here is what she wrote,

"My friend Murugi from Her World has asked for prayers for the horn of Africa- Ethiopia, Somalia, and parts of Kenya.  They are experiencing a devastating drought.  Feel free to pray with me if you like. 

Dear Heavenly Father I lift up those in Africa who are suffering from the drought.  Please send rain and hope to these people. I pray You will be present with them and send in workers who can help them.  Comfort those who mourn and bring food to those who are starving.  Nothing is impossible for You.  You control the weather.  Let Your light shine on those who feel forsaken.

In Jesus Name, Amen."

Please keep praying and helping out as much as you can if you are in Kenya or anywhere in the region. I understand some  may not be able to send donations or help out due to geographical reasons but here is my request, in which ever part of the world you are today, try and help someone in need. It could be a neighbour, a homeless person on the street or a dirty beggar, this way we will still be making the world a better place to be in.

PS: For Kenyans in the diaspora who would like to help and aid the situation, the can contact the Kenyans For Kenya organisation on twitter @kenyans4kenya or send in donations to;
KCB bank •swift code: KCBLKENX •Acc #: 1133333338 •Branch: Moi Ave •clearcode: 01100  Account: KenyansforKenya. 

This initiative is courtesy of Safaricom Kenya, Red Cross Society of Kenya and KCB bank.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Horn of Africa Horror; The worst in 60 years!

Ever since i stared this blog, i have tried to write the most positive articles about Africa. Maybe i am driven by the fact that i want to believe that Africa is a wonderful place and that someday people will see its good and not its sad sobby stories or corruption and terrorism stories. Unfortunately today i get to share one of the sad sobby stories...

The Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia and Part of Kenya, thousands of people stare death in its eyes because of starvation. Famine has once again eruppted with the UN declaring its as the worst drought situation in the past 60 years! If you think that this is scary then this will terrify you.The situation is so bad that a policeman found two children suckling a mother who was already dead due to starvation. It is so bad that women are forced to pick which of their children is strong enough to walk to the refugee camps where they can get food and those (children) that are not strong enough.....left by the roadside to die!

I write this blog as i solemnly wipe, to the thousands who never planned to be born in these drought stricken areas, but somehow found themselves in the heart rendering circumstances. I appeal to all Kenyans to donate what they can with all the means possible, through organisations such us the Red Cross Society and the Kenyans for Kenya aid. I also request for prayers that God may deliver these people through this extrely difficult time.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

While on a safari .........

 Pictures do say a million words..........

Images courtesy of google

Friday, July 15, 2011

Going on a Beer trip?

You may be thinking that i must have miss-spelt the beer and should actually be bear? Well nope! My spelling is very correct.Today  being a Friday, i felt we should discuss BEER trips which are seemingly becoming very common especially in Europe and i must admit...Kenyans are also following the trend!

Beer trips are famous with young people and the young at heart, with soccer and rugby fans being the most notorious with these trips! So the ultimate question must be, what exactly do you do on a beer trip?! According to yahoo, the top 5 things to do while on a beer trip?
1. Tastes as many beers as possible
2. Match beer with great food (I would vouch for Nyama Choma - the typical Kenyan Barbecue!)
3. Visit a brewery
4. Talk beer to locals
5. Give the beer a rest!!

I know, number 5 is a killer! I laughed my eyes out...! As mentioned Europe is the leading for these beer trips and in Particular...Germany! According to Live-like-a website the top places to have a beer trip would be:
1. Munich
2. Bavaria
3. Alpirsbach
4. Cologne
5. Jever
6. Bremen

So as a weekend challenge i thought to myself,where in Kenya  are there lots of places where you can have a beer trip, Nairobi the capital city being the party topper but exact spots...hmmmm? I could think of a few, say Westlands, Langata area, Central business district and so much more..But of the cities and towns in Kenya, Mombasa is great but i believe Malindi is a winner!

Do you agree with me if you are in Kenya or have been here? And if your not a resident in Kenya, tell me of where in your area you think a beer trip would work?

Great weekend! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top World Health Retreats and Programs : Why they are becoming a No 1 holiday choice

These days all people talk about is how they need to loose weight or build their muscles or keep fit both mentally and physically! This is one of the driving points as to why many people are opting for a health retreat holiday, other than the normal holiday getaway. Resorts, hotels and lodges have come to the realization that people no-longer want just the ordinary spa treatments but want and crave for more!This in-turn has led to an increase of health retreats, yoga and meditation programs being offered in the resorts and according to the below are the top 5 health retreats in the world!

 1. California Health & Longevity Institute, USA
2. Canyon Ranch Miami Beach, USA 
3. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, Australia 
4. Zamani Zanzibar (Kempinski), Tanzania
5. Les Sources de Caudalie, France 

With this list i thought of which would be termed as the top health retreats in Kenya, and this is what i came up with;

1. Diani Reef Beach and Spa, Diani Beach
2. Samburu Saruni (Well being space), Samburu Game Reserve
3. Suyian Soul, Suyian Ranch - Laikipia

According to you, which resort,hotel or lodge, do you feel has the best health retreat, spa, meditation, yoga or well being treatments?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Time to Embrace Local Tourism: Tujionee Migration

Uniglobe Let's Go Travel have a special budget rate for KES 10,500 to go and view the migration. The rate is extremely pocket friendly especially because they let you pay in installments! The rate includes transport, accommodation, food and park fees! The set departure is on the 6th of August but should you be interested to go on other dates, they can work a plan for you.Contact them for more details on +254 20 4441030 / 4447151 or visit their blog

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inspirational Nature

A few days ago i read a blog that spoke about how sometimes we bloggers loose motivation and it is sometimes good to have a source of inspiration. I know at times i get a little bit (OK ..a lot) too critic about my blogs and more often it is negative criticism.Today,i felt that it would be good to blog beautiful images that may remind me of why i started to blog (my love for nature,conservation, wildlife and life as a whole) plus why i love to write (the message and satisfaction it gives me). I hope that this will serve as a start and that in future i will post more inspirational material.



Against all odds; SKY IS THE LIMIT
Always remember that what you write/ post content , it will always act as a inspiration and motivation to someone out there! It is important to think, act and write positive because we need to channel POSITIVITY in our world!

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Lover of the Beest !

If you are a lover of wildlife, i guess by now you know that the great wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara has just started!The migration occurs annually between the months of July till late September, with over 1. 3 million wildebeest and over 300,000 Zebras crossing from the Serengeti Park in Tanzania,across the Mara river into the Masai Mara Park! The migration has been dubbed as a World Wonder and each year the wonder seems to leave us in more marvel!