Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience, were spotted over the weekend at a vacation spot in Kenya.
The former first couple visited Kenya’s Maasai Mara Games Reserve on a three-day tour of with two of their children.
The Jonathans arrived on a chartered plane and were received by the Governor of Narok, Samuel Tunai who is also the council of governors tourism committee chairman.
Governor Tunai said more than 500,000 tourists from all over the world are expected to witness the spectacular crossing of wildebeest across the crocodile-infested Mara River.
According to reports by Kenya media, Jonathan who refused to speak with reporters on arrival, is the second digitary to visit the reserve in less than two weeks. The King of Swasiland, Mswati III was booked at the lodge last week.
The owner of the hotel where the Jonathan’s lodged, Nicky Fitzgerald, said this tourism peak season is different from the past as prominent personalities from across the world have been calling for bookings.
“We have received Mr Jonathan, King Mswati III, a Chinese prominent family and we are expecting other royalties,” she told reporters.
Fitzgerald attributed the boost in tourism in Kenya to President Barrack Obama’s visit July.