Since tradition is in part of all we have been talking about, lets take it a little further back to a place we can all call home.
Every story has a beginning, and keeping true to that tradition, we could not think of a more opportune time to share ours with you. All in all it is about Kenya and all that she has been blessed with. So let us always pray that;
O God of all creation
Bless this our land and nation
Justice be our shield and defender
May we dwell in unity
Peace and liberty
Plenty be found within our borders.
This happens not only to be some earnest benediction but the words of our National Anthem.
And amen; we couldn’t agree more; Kenya is a country of stunning beauty possessing unmatched natural and cultural treasures, placing the East African country as an unrivaled destination world over.
It is for this reason that over the last two decades, Hardy, a prolific journalist and photographer, set out to explore beyond the traditional beach and Wildlife attractions, and gather a wealth of information about its unique attractions; various places, peoples and cultures unknown to Kenyans and the world. Priding himself as having explored Kenya more than many Kenyans would claim to have done.
In 2006, Hardy was declared Honorary Ambassador of Tourism of the Republic of Kenya for his outstanding work.
Within the past two decades he has traveled the most remote corners of the country and put together the most comprehensive guide book on Kenya to date. Not bad for someone whose first visit to the place he now treasures as his true home was on a bicycle.
What many do not know is that Hardy took up a challenge to cycle from his home in Germany all the way to South Africa. It was en route to Cape town that Kenya being the beauty that she is, stole his heart. The rest is history as they say or rather his story.
It was this growing love for her that inspired an even greater ambition now known affectionately as the 50 ToK. This idea saw its day on the 26th of July last year before it’s official launch on Jamhuri day a few months after.
The project was launched to recognize and identify 50 unique treasures of Kenya. Our simple but great idea is to celebrate Kenya’s beauty by declaring Kenya’s 50 biggest attractions as “The 50 Treasures of Kenya”, dedicating a treasure to each year of our independence and connect them to our Golden Jubilee.
The journey through the past years’ valleys and peaks has surely been a memorable one. Along the way we have enjoyed a very favorable reception. With time the companionship with our partners, friends and well wishers has made our drive smoother.
We would like to rally all Kenyans especially now as we prepare to launch our countdown to 50 in the new year, including friends of our country to appreciate their most favorite sites and attractions.
Let us come together and share in the vision for an improved Kenya and join in our mission to be better stewards of all the treasures that we have been blessed with as a nation.
Let all with one accord
In common bond united
Build this our nation together
And the glory of Kenya
The fruit of our labour
Fill every heart with thanksgiving.