When Lupita was cast on the 12 years a slave, it was yet another big moment for Kenya as one of her own was making it big in the Hollywood scene! And when the buzz of her possibly making it on the Oscar nominee list…then we held our breathe as the dream was slowly becoming a reality…and today at exactly 6.20pm, Lupita and Kenya’s dream of her winning an Oscar, came to be!
All world news broadcasts and social media, the headlines were Lupita Nyongó, the Kenyan actress…..
Kenya has in the past featured in Oscar winning movies, such as ‘Out of Africa’ due to location shot, but never before has a Kenyan actress or actor won the film world’s most sought-after prize!
This publicity comes at a time much needed, when the country –Kenya has seen a struggling performance as a tourist destination. The publicity boost is set to give the Kenyan team confidence, presently en route to promote the country at the world’s largest tourism trade fair, the ITB in Berlin.
Kenya has in the past garnered publicity from her athletes, who scarcely disappoint in their achievements in the Olympics and world championships!
Quoting from http://wolfganghthome.wordpress.com/, ‘I hope our KTB team will be able to get a big poster of Lupita and use it on the stand for all to see and to ride the high waves of positive publicity we have now received’ said a source on the phone while preparing to fly out of Nairobi later this morning, also enroute to Berlin.
From us here the Uniglobe Team, it’s a big congratulations to Lupita, we are proud of you girl!
Every time we talk about the Serengeti or the Masai Mara, the great wildebeest migration comes to mind. However, have you ever thought of how the Wildebeest manage to keep their high number of census, even though hundreds are killed during the migration?
Right about mid-February, through to end March, every year, more than 1.5 million wildebeest deliver new calves at the estimated rate of 8,000 new-borns per day! This has over the years become a tourist attraction with most of them crowding the famous Tanzanian park, eagerly photographing and watching this incredible synchronized birthing event take place!
In the next six weeks, the world famed wildebeest will deliver almost half a million baby wildebeest calves onto the soft grasses of the Ndutu plains. However, not all will survive of course.
Remember that even though you, the tourists are busy taking photos of cute little calves, the predators are also busy enjoying the plentiful feast. Hyenas, jackals, lion, birds of prey and many others are out in force as the birthing begins. This is one reason why it is thought that wildebeest all have their babies within the same short time period. They hope to overwhelm the opposition with choice, and hopefully save their own babies in the muddle.
So if you can’t fit the great migration from Tanzania into Kenya in your safari schedule, maybe the great birthing would be an amazing alternative time to witness a spectacle that is hard to put into words? An additional bonus for those living in colder climates as a sunny escape into the northern Tanzania region would be more than ideal!
A fortnight ago, we the Uniglobe Let's Go Travel team once again went to visit the destitue orphaned children and the old aged, in Limuru, Kenya.
As have done in the past, our staff collectively put up items that we knew our fellow friends down in Limuru needed, and we sort to give them what we could.
And as we arrived at the Limuru Red Cross hall to help Pat Dixson distribute food to the elderly, they welcomed us with a warm hymn....