The inbox is still brimming with ‘take me theres’ and indeed your heartfelt messages of frustration and support which mean a great deal to us. Thank you.
Now if you don’t want to come to Kicheche because you are afraid of Kennedy’s double denim, we would understand it. Rest assured the Maasai fashion police have been cordially instructed to outlaw this practice.
However, most cannot visit due to restrictions that are close to travel apartheid, with the UK nanny state government (and some others) throwing down red lights or similar, neither based on maths, geography or indeed science. Kenya’s Covid tallies have been low (and falling) and their protocols are sound, as are Kicheche’s, as you can see.
Africa is the continent that has (despite ignorant and damaging predictions from some scientists enjoying the oxygen of new-found fame with their absurd lexicon of ‘can’, ‘could’ & ‘may’) been affected least, yet it is, in terms of tourism, the elephant in the room.
It is unfair, unjust and infuriating. Tourism cannot be turned on and off like a tap and Kenyan people and wildlife desperately need you and deserve more than this. I have tried, mainly unsuccessfully, to keep my council, but not any more as this political circling the wagon mentality thrusts millions into penury and the Orwellian red traffic light paints the broadest of brushes.
I am including one ‘Take Me There’ from Tanya Foreman: the fiery sunset matches the fiery chicken bitings (vegetarian ones clearly available, for the elephant also). Loving this T.F., thank you; too much dead space in the middle of the shot though 6.5/10.
This is where the elephant belongs, not in the room of global tourism players.
As for Kennedy, he is a legend in his red shuka or forever in blue jeans. There is something else too, we miss you Kennedy, you magnificent Masai, all of us do.
Hope the jab wasn’t painful, and, as for the people making these crippling and idiotic decisions … what a bunch of pricks…