Ms. Mary Kamau- Kenya Travel Consultant: “I showcase Kenya to the World”.
She pings herself to be a good listener and an open-minded individual, with people skills elevated by her communication acumen, which she believes are all important to have.
Kenyan Businesswoman Ms. Mary Kamau, the proprietor of Award Tours & Safaris, a tour operations company she founded in the year 2004, is highly invested in the facilitation of safaris for travellers as individuals, groups and families, looking to enjoy award winning experiences in utmost luxury, comfort and convenience. Her brand is mostly contracted in appreciating culture, new destinations and more so, the creation of everlasting memories between travellers. Her company approximately facilitates a total of 250 departures per year both locally and internationally, showing due diligence and a desire to deliver.
Kenya offers endless options for local and international interaction, full of eye opening experiences, with culture, food and environment. Ms. Kamau before starting Award Tours & Safaris, held a career as an accountant employed by the county government of Kenya.
To chase her dream, she quit her job as an accountant to study the economics of tour operations, thereafter, finding a new position with Africa Inland Mission as a tour consultant. Being a single mother of one, she believes, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it-quoting famous author Maya Angelou.” She up and founded her own brand and now joined Women Leaders International Network-Kenya in a heartbeat, with the hope to connect, learn and network with other businesswomen in Kenya and the rest of the world.
After signing up to the network, I read about the Asean Beauty Queen participation and heard about Ms. Tran Thuy Ngoc Truc, she was inspired by the young Vietnamese winner who visited Kenya to launch WLIN-Kenya, and hopes her brand would accompany such heights. In this effort, Ms. Mary Kamau has heavily invested in digital media showcasing her tours in different destinations. Her pages on social media vividly explore beautiful content, including one of the seven wonders of the world- The Great Migration in the Mara, among others which all are welcome to view and follow.
On another hand, Ms. Kamau hopes to build a powerful legacy where people will talk of life changing experiences they received, owing to the travel arrangements we offered them for both business and leisure travel, above all, is the realization of the above fusion of travel and fashion, to video or photography shooting would be a greater height to her career, she hopes to get partners in the above, aligning her brand, ambition and dreams to be happier-beautiful and successful.
Every individual draws inspiration from great minds, for Ms. Mary, she gathers her wisdom and acumen from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Sean Cannell and Kenyan Caroline Motuko. “Doing is better than perfect, she quotes Sean Cannell, saying it’s the action that improves your goals.” She pings herself to be a good listener and an open-minded individual, with people skills elevated by her communication acumen, which she believes are all important to have.
She believes the network will thrive globally, connecting like-minded individuals with the incentive of growing their personal brand, the welfare of the family and that of the community, a great focus, of course on women.