We had an amazing experience visiting Kageyo. The people in Kageyo had fled to Tanzania during the genocide. They established themselves in Tanzania as cattle ranchers. Seven years ago the people of this village were forced to leave Tanzania in a 24-hour period. They could only take what they could carry. They entered an area that was part of a game park – no food, no shelter, and many were being eaten by the animals. Africa New Life and the government entered and found thousands of starving people and began to give relief. Today, the school ranks 5th in the country, and they have a church, homes, and the children are being fed physically and spiritually. We really enjoyed visiting the area.
My dear friend Diane sponsors two boys in this area and we had the opportunity to visit each of their homes.The families had never seen white people before. They were so warm and welcoming. They greatly appreciated their children going to school and the food that they received. Visiting them was incredibly heartwarming.
We went from Kageyo into the game park on the coast of Tanzania. We stayed at a fabulous tented lodge right on the water. We listened to hippos through the night and did a game drive the next day. A dusty and fabulous day!