KENYA’S SHEER DIVERSITY, NOT JUST IN THE LANDSCAPE ITSELF BUT IN THE WAYS TO ENJOY AND EXPLORE IT, MAKES THIS THE PERFECT AFRICAN DESTINATION FOR FAMILIES, FIRST-TIMERS AND OLD-HANDS.
Romantic. Peerless. This
is Africa. More specifically, this is safari. It’s where the whole idea of big
game hunting trips was invented well over 100 years ago. And while cameras have
replaced rifles, Kenya is as good as ever in terms of wildlife.
For a country of its size, Kenya sure packs a lot in. There’s a million different reasons to come here, and picking just one is nigh impossible.
Big game doesn’t come any
bigger than the annual Great Migration across the fabled Maasai Mara, with over
two million wildebeest, gazelles, zebras, and others, plus attendant predators,
travelling in search of good grazing. But that's just one aspect of wildlife
There are the picture
postcard views – like the definitive Kenyan wildlife shot of elephants against
a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. And it’s a top destination for birds too,
especially on the flamingo-fringed shores of Lake Nakuru and the sightings-rich
Marine National Park on the Indian Ocean coast.
In fact, Kenya is a perfect
choice for combining safari and sea, with heavenly tropical beaches and coral
reefs both north and south of Mombasa, where you’ll find a buzzing nightlife,
historical old town and the mighty Fort Jesus.
A well-developed tourist
industry means many options for travellers, from classic safari camps to
colonial country houses, and from bush cool to barefoot luxury. Add a human population
as fascinating and varied (with around 40 different ethnic groups!) as its
animals, and it’s no wonder that Kenya is one of Africa’s crown jewels.