Besides travelling to Kenya and other African countries to enjoy natural or cultural values, historical sites, natural or built beauty that offers leisure, adventure and amusement, some male tourists have been visiting to fulfil a sexual fantasy. Sleeping with local women. The only difference is that unlike some of their male counterparts who go for underage girls, these mamas go for adults. Apparently, when bored, divorced or single white women who are desperate for a naughty good time that no one will know about to judge them back at home where they are held in high esteem, they come to Kenya and other far flung parts of Africa. Here, they are made to feel special and young. Reuters recently ran a story on the Kenyan sex tourism phenomenon, detailing the story of a woman who, for obvious reasons, only identified herself as Bethan, 56 and her best friend Allie, 64 who were on their first holiday to Kenya.
Jeremy Clarke 26 Nov Hard figures are difficult to come by, but local people on the coast estimate that as many as one in five single women visiting from rich countries are in search of sex. The white beaches of the Indian Ocean coast stretched before the friends as they both walked arm-in-arm with young African men, Allie resting her white haired-head on the shoulder of her companion, a six-foot-four year-old from the Maasai tribe. She was still wearing her bikini top, having just pulled on a pair of jeans and a necklace of traditional African beads. She kept one eye on her date—a year-old playing pool, a red bandana tying back dreadlocks and new-looking sports shoes on his feet. He looked up and came to join her at the table, kissing her, then collecting more coins for the pool game. Grieves-Cook and many hotel managers say they are doing all they can to discourage the practice of older women picking up local boys, arguing it is far from the type of tourism they want to encourage in the East African nation.
Hard figures are difficult to come by, but local people on the coast estimate that as many as one in five single women visiting from rich countries are in search of sex. I am very unsettled by this. Screw this, at least we still have the Phillipines.
According to Africaexponent. Young men stage-manage romantic affairs with the older European women and get to wine and dine with them. But who are these women? Are they not preying on poverty?