A Guest Blog from Ari Katz on His Trip to Africa – The Martha Stewart Blog


April 3, 2024

A Guest Blog from Ari Katz on His Trip to Africa

I always enjoy seeing photos from friends taken during their vacations.

Ari Katz enjoys traveling just as much as I do. Not long ago, he went on a much anticipated excursion with his mother and took some stunning photos. I encouraged him to share a selection and a few notes on his memorable journey.

I recently graduated from American University. When thinking about something that would be meaningful for me as a recognition of four-years of hard work in school, I knew I wanted to go on safari in Africa – specifically to Kenya and Rwanda. My mother, Debbie, wanted to take me to Africa as her graduation gift to me. We started planning our trip to Africa months in advance and our excitement grew as February 26th, our departure date, became closer and closer.

We decided upon Kenya because we have friends, Karen and John Helmers, who had gone on a similar safari two years before us and told us how amazing Kenya was – from the people to the animals, they said we must go to Kenya. And since Rwanda is home to the famous mountain gorillas, my mother and I both felt our trip would be incomplete without seeing them. After showing some of the pictures I took to Martha, she asked me to share my pictures with all of you.

I hope you enjoy my pictures of the incredible animals we saw while on safari.

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