Hull City fans are too excited. They can’t sit still. Why? They are too happy to live their dreams of visiting the land of Safari, the land of Kenya.
Give me a minute, and all this will be clear. This is how it all began: These ten lucky fans won this trip by Sportpesa back in February this year during the AllStars versus Hull City FC match at the KCOM stadium in the United Kingdom.
The fans, along with their partners are now enjoying the time of their lives in the land of Simba, courtesy of Hull City shirt sponsor SportPesa. They have already sampled some of the finest spots in Nairobi as we speak.
They have visited David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary, fed our beautiful animals at The Giraffe Centre, toured Karen Blixen Museum and Kazuri beads.
The group that includes a Kenyan living in the UK are just in time for the Wildebeeste migration spectacle when they take a safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
After taking in the sights and sounds of the Mara, they are expected to tour the coast in Diani, Wasini Island among other top attractions in the country.
“We are committed to make a big contribution to boosting the country’s sports tourism business. This is why we saw it fit to reward some of the Hull City fans with a trip to Kenya so that they get to experience the beauty of our country,” said SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri.
“What is more wonderful is that this is the first time in Africa and in Kenya for most of these fans and we hope that they will come back for more fun experiences.”
In February, SportPesa partnered with Kenya Tourism Board and Kenya Airways, pledging to work together to promote sports tourism.
“My expectation is to see wildlife and to enjoy myself and experience life,” said one of the visitors, Leslie Melbourne.
“This is heaven on earth!” gasped Madison Fellers who had never set foot in Africa prior to this trip.
“This is crazy I never thought I would ever do something crazy like this,” said Fellers amid laughter as she fed a giraffe at the Giraffe Centre in Karen. “It kissed me on the face, they are so gentle.”