I hiked to the village of these Masaii tribesman. We hiked all day and
chased zebra through the brush.
A small piece of the world
Nine-month adventure through 11 countries in three continents
By Neema Moraveji
January 16, 2002
This week: Kenya
From Madrid, I flew to Kenya and stayed there for two weeks. I fell in
love with Africa instantly. The people were so kind and welcoming and interested
in learning about me. In Nairobi, I made a friend in a movie theater and
he took me to a local bar and dance club where I met and talked with other
I went on a ten-day camping safari and ended up with a life-altering
experience: I asked a Masaii tribesman if I could stay in his hut for the
night and he accepted. That night changed my life; it changed my view of
humanity and the idea of the global village.
After the safari, my view on animals changed as well: they are far more
intelligent and complex than I gave them credit for. And I was an animal
lover before the safari as well! From Kenya, I flew back to Spain and then
bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok.
Come back next week for part II: Touring northern Thailand
by motorcycle and visiting the backpacker pilgrimage island of Ko Phan Ngan.