There’s a reason why those who travel to Kenya never want to leave. This is the place that invites you to venture deeper into the wild and will surpass all your dream safari expectations. With its pristine camps, high-end lodges and iconic conservation areas, Kenya represents the future of African safari as much is it does the past.
Wildlife is a crucial driver of the country’s economy, and as a result, conservation has become the heart of Kenya. Privately run conservancies harmonise tourism with community development and wildlife conservation – Kenya is at times characterised by the fact that so many lodges and camps remain managed by their owners, retaining a sense of personality that can become lost otherwise.
Venture to the Maasai Mara (home of BBC’s Big Cat Diary), and be surrounded by exceptional inhabitants of lion, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and buffalo. It’s here where you will get a front-row seat to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration that takes place every year from July to October.
From sighting big-tusked elephants, wildebeest, zebras, lions and hyenas in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli to trekking and having a picnic on the country’s highest peak, Mount Kenya – it’s no surprise why this land is considered to be the original destination of the safari.
But there’s more to Kenya than the Maasai Mara and the Great Migration. A visit to The Turkana Basin, home to humanity itself, can offer a window on our past and an understanding of our anthropological history that is truly unrivalled elsewhere. The Kenyan Coast, stretching from the coast of Diani Beach in the south to the Lamu archipelago in the north, will transport you to a tropical paradise with its white sand beaches and turquoise waters.Much more than just a beach destination however, the Arab-Persian trading routes have left their mark here and evident throughout.