When it comes to holiday homes, most people would probably explore destinations in the region that are closer to home like Indonesia or Malaysia. But not Singaporean Laura Yung and her husband Andre Cohen, who went against the grain of conventional wisdom by acquiring a luxury safari lodge in far-flung northern Kenya last year.
That said, their connection to Africa goes a long way back. In 2014, the couple and their sons, then aged 11 and 13, took a year-long sabbatical to travel through the back roads of Africa to immerse themselves in the unique cultures of the continent. Following this once-in-a-lifetime experience, they returned to their corporate jobs and regular life but continued maintaining close ties with friends and contacts they had met along the way, often returning for shorter stays.