Just back from 3 weeks in the Motherland; beginning in South Africa and ending in Kenya. Going to Pilanesberg & Kruger was nothing like Kenya where the Masai Mara meets the Serengeti in Tanzania. In a word, “Amazing”. We go to these places to explore, enjoy but at the same time spread goodwill.
2008, 2009, 2010 our travelers provided funds for the Dalukhanyo Preschoolers in the Langa Township in Cape Town to get warm up suits made in the colors of our beloved Golden State Warriors uniforms. Thank you Clemons family and all those that helped. Those children should be about to graduate from high school now.
In Kenya at the resort on Diani Beach, I was engaged in deep conversation with masseuse Esther who told me of a family of 4 young boys whose mother left them with their elderly father to be with some other man. The boys had no shoes and picked up “jiggers” in their feet WTF? ( worms burrowed inside preventing them from walking properly). I asked how much do shoes cost? She replied the USD equivalent of $7 in Kenyan Schillings. I gave her $50. She thanked me profusely and said she would be able to get shoes, a mattress and some food. As I exited the spa I mentioned it to Katrina who in turn gave her $50. Esther kept her promise to send pictures of the children with their plastic shoes, new mattress & some food. I didn’t expect her to show her gloved hands soaking and digging out the jiggers. Happy to have been able to help even though small, it was great to them.
August 2024 Kenya & Tanzania will be back in rotation and without price and exact dates there is already a waiting list.
In case you have forgotten 2023 is already a wrap with Ghana, Afro Colombia, Black Paris, Tuscany, Jamaica & Dubai.
I’m trying to exit but y’all won’t seem to allow it 😻 Nonetheless, On the drawing board for 2024: March – Vietnam
August – Kenya & Tanzania
September -Maldive Islands