Quote colby west - Seven sunny days (followcam segment)
"I didn't do much skiing in africa, I bagged a tiger, yes i did !"
(hope i got it right, his impressions are awesome!)
Various reasons, mainly family holidays. 1st was 10 and half years ago (2 weeks - 1 week safari (Tsavo)/1 week on the beach (Mombasa), 2nd was another holiday (2 weeks 1.5 week safari (Masia Mara, Treetops, Nakuru, Ambolseli/rest on the beach (Mombasa) and the 3rd was a 4 week adventure trip which involved a safari (1 week), climbing Mount Kenya (1 week), building a school (1 week) and a week on the beach at Mombasa.
Guess after that I got a bit addicted as I have since been back to Africa 4 times (Tanzania once (4 months), Madagascar once (3 months), South Africa twice (once work (game ranger 1 month) and second study --> 7 months)).
No doubt if things are similar to South Africa then despite the crime it is still relatively safe to live (I lived in Pretoria whilst studying and it wasn't overly safe but I never felt unsafe).
For sure it will be a life experience, you will enjoy it, there is no where in the world that is quite like Africa (just go on safari). I missed this season of skiing to go study in South Africa and for me all it did was make me more stoked for this season than any other (which is a problem being in the UK (Scotland) where there is minimal snow on any of the resorts atm).
I have most of my pictures from my trips over there on Flickr (see sig) however none of the Kenya ones are online as they were all film and I have lost them :/