Kenya is not only a hotbed for adventurous travelers, it is also a magnet for top celebs from around the globe – from A-list artists to famous models, footballers and top business owners.
Below are celebrities who have landed in Kenya recently.
- 50 Cent
The American rapper embarked on a visit to Kenyan slums to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues. Fiddy teamed up with the World Food Program to support the famine-hit slum in Kibera where he donated money to the children.
- Sir Richard Branson
All work and no play makes a dull Jack. And Virgin Group founder and author of Losing my virginity is an entrepreneur who doesn’t get it wrong when it comes to having fun. After visiting many African countries over the years, he jetted out to Kenya in 2013 and Masai Mara was his favorite destination.
- Barrack Obama
For the average Kenyan, Obama is a homeboy; almost like every other young man who left the village to pursue the good life in the city. In 2015, he visited Kenya, the country of his father’s birth for the first time since his election.
- Pep Guardiola
The Manchester City manager was in Kenya last year, along with his wife Cristina Serra, and their three children Valentina, Marius and Maria. The family had loads of fun, gliding through the plains of Masai Mara.
Upon landing aboard a flight from Dubai, the celebrated manager posed for some selfies with Kenya fans, alongside Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho.
- Van Der Sar
For Manchester United fans, this guy needs no introduction. Memories of his exploits in the English Premier League remain evergreen. A Dutch footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester United, he was sighted in Masai Mara sometimes in August soaking up the wonders of the wild.
American queen of pop visited Kenya sometimes in 2016 to promote some charity events in Kibera. Though the visit was not publicized, she posted an Instagram photo that irked most Kenyans on social media who wanted to see the pop superstar.
- Mark Zuckerberg
Zuck made a surprise visit to Nairobi in 2016 as part of a mission to meet developers and entrepreneurs and also learn about Mobile Money in the region. There was no dull moment in his trip as he promptly headed to Mama Oliech’s eatery in Yaya Centre alongside Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru to eat some ugali and fish.