Welcome to our Newest Correspondent: Kenya-Based Dion Van Aardt

Dion Van Aardt on the beach near his guesthouse
Dion Van Aardt on the beach near his guesthouse

Dion comes from a long line of Nomadic misfits and is the 13th generation of his family to be born in Africa.

He lives on Lamu Island, Kenya, running Kizingo, a small unconventional beach resort. When Dion isn’t at Kizingo,  he spends his time in Harare, Zimbabwe and loves to travel as much as possible.

Dion has visited a number of countries around the world, and believes that the only way to truly travel is to connect with the

Africa as seen by ManAboutWorld's correspondent Dion Van Aardt
Dion in Africa

locals that call the place you visit home. Dion has managed to find some very interesting jobs whilst adventuring around the world, including tractor driving (very badly) in Suffolk, UK and offering his free, unskilled services as a chainsaw operator in upstate New York in exchange for the use of an apartment in Manhattan.

He is proud of the fact he is the owner of one of the few ‘out’ Kenyan businesses but hopes that he will not have to be proud of this fact forever!

Follow Dion on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and Kizingo onTwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Published by edsalvato

Educator, marketing, communications and travel safety expert; LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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