Benjamin Wayumba is a scientist and fervent writer. He is a graduate from the University of Nairobi and has his passions in Medical Research, Languages and Culture studies. He is currently studying Korean language to satisfy him of this continuous thirst and quest for new understanding. Benjamin is a believer in and investor of peer mentorship among his circles. He has a peaceable personality and enjoys an occasional travel too. Get to know Benjamin better on Google+
There has been a notion that 'Wildebeests are scarcely more prone to injure their own species than man is to oppress and injure his fellow-man.' Indeed, considering what tempers we have, and what tempers exist in others, and what frequent occasions of interference we have with each other it is no wonder that such a concept would hold true in our world today. This has previously been demonstrated in various countries – Tunisia, Egypt, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria - in the past years, Kenya included, especially where elections have been hotly contested between two rival political parties or leaders. This being an election year in Kenya, perhaps the biggest concerned for the myriads of regional and international visitors and tourists is whether it is safe to travel to the country as it gears up for elections on March 4 and or April 11 2013?
Kenya's most popular Game Reserve - The Masai Mara National reserve - is located within the Great Rift Valley to the South-West of the country. It boarders with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and is renowned for the passionate life-and-death struggle that takes place at the swollen Mara river from July to October each year. This is the Great Migration of herds. A most spectacular phenomenon of the natural world that has been affirmed as one of the "New seven wonders of the world."
Viewing of this great spectacle is largely determined by one's accommodation in the Mara. There are many eco-friendly lodges and camps within the Mara that offer this rare opportunity. A visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve will undoubtedly spoil you of choice on where to stay – but not to worry, here are some considerable options.
Deep within Kenya's lowlands lies a sanctuary where a lioness 'Kamunyak' once adopted a young Oryx calf, a land where nomadic pastoralists and their livestock co-exist freely with wildlife and the Nyiro River meanders its course lazily across the milieu. These are the Samburu National Reserve, Shaba and Buffalo Springs Game Reserves - the best of Kenyan parks for landscape, photography and scenery lovers.