Welcome to Kenya!
In this occasion, Andi is in Kenya, a beautiful country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. Known for the savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands, Kenya’s geography and conditions are optimal for sports as kayaking, sailing or kitesurfing.
Andi van Zyl will venture into the Tana River, discover the Kilifi Creek and the ancient Arabic town of Lamu among other adventures in an exciting safari that will take her all over Kenya unravelling the customs of Kenyan people.
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Andi is on a mission to discover the Tana River, Kenya’s longest river with a unique rapids system. In order to truly experience this region of the Tana, Andi has to learn to navigate the waters on a kayak. She tracks down river expert and professional Kayaker Kris Collyer and challenges him to learn his skill in three days. Andi is tested when she almost drowns trying to complete her mission.
In this episode, Andi will discover the diverse marine ecosystem of Kilifi Creek. She will learn how to sail in three days in order to truly experience the creek. Andi goes 3 degrees south to meet Kevin, a local sailor who patiently teaches Andi the skills she needs in this short span of time. A true local experience is waiting if she can complete her training but failure is always lurking.
We venture into Kenya’s wild coastline in the Watamu region. This Marine reserve is incredibly unique and in order for Andi to truly experience it she has to learn to kite surf in a very short period of time. She needs help, so she decides to track down the Tribe Watersports and Ben Kelliher who will guide her through a crash course in kitesurfing. If she can do it in the allocated time, Ben has an incredible prize waiting for her.
Andi is back in the Watamu Marine Reserve but this time on a new mission: save the endangered sea turtles. She spends three days at the Local Ocean Trust with Marine Biologist Casper van de Geer. If Andi can learn the importance of sea turtles in the marine ecosystem and the vital skills needed to protect them, she might have the opportunity to release a turtle back into the wild.
In this episode, Andi arrives to the ancient Arabic town of Lamu. She is about to discover what dhow culture means to the people of Kenya. She spends three days with the incredible Ali Lamu, dhow builder and carpenter who is trying to save the lost art of dhow building. A unique experience will reveal many secrets of the location and this traditional work that is getting lost amongst younger people.