“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

I speak for myself and I have no doubt this is true. Ask anyone who knows me.

Most people would quickly come up with a bogus bucket list of how they’d spend the massive winnings. Not me though. Here’s why.

First things first: the SportPesa MegaJackpot is now well over KSH230 million and it has tongues wagging. It’s probable that you may be caught fantasizing about the riches and opportunities that would befall you when you win it (and we all know that it’s not impossible to do it)

Well then, here’s how my first two months would look like after winning the Sportpesa MegaJackpot.

  1. Get Splashed by Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & ZambiaVictoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Statistically speaking, it is the largest waterfall in the world. This recognition comes from combining the height and width together to create the largest single sheet of flowing water. Who wouldn’t want to see such beauty in-front of their eyes? I’ll be there!!!

    A general view of the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River
    A general view of the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River
  2. The great wildebeest migrationDubbed the seventh wonder of the world, great herds of wildebeest in their wave of black fury hit the plains to cross the Mara River hoping to arrive in one piece amid hungry Nile crocodiles and lions. The mass animal migration is the world’s largest. Plus, you get to watch first hand as carnivorous animals devour the lesser beings right in front of you-some few meters away that is.

    A bird's eye view of the world-famous wildebeest migration
    A bird’s eye view of the world-famous wildebeest migration
  3. Machu Picchu, PeruI am a sucker for history! This lost city of the Incas was widely unknown to those who lived outside the immediate area until Hiram Bingham’s discovery was published in a 1911 book called Across South America.  Much of the Incan architecture and design were preserved. The site also features the mist-shrouded Huayna Picchu Mountain, rising nearly 1,000 feet above stone ruins, terraces and plazas.
  4. Park City in UtahI have never held snow in my life. Ever. Popular upscale mountain resorts, specifically Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, provide some of the best ski conditions in the U.S. Even if you’re not a powder hound, sites like the Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway and Utah Olympic Park will keep you entertained
  5. Visit an endangered tribe in the Amazon, EcuadorBut for some such groups, tourism is providing a cultural lifeline and travellers staying at lodges or booking tours owned and run by the tribes themselves are helping to keep endangered traditions alive and also protect their much-threatened environment from developers. Here visitors get an authentic insight into how the peoples have existed for centuries.