Perhaps more than any other country on the continent, Kenya represents for many people the classic African Safari experience, especially the vast grass plains of the Masai Mara. The concept of Safari was invented here - the word meaning ‘Journey’ in the native Swahili language.
Kenya was one of the first countries in Africa to pioneer photographic big game safaris over 40 years ago. To this day Kenya has some of the highest densities of wildlife and is one of the most popular and most visited countries in Africa.
There is no doubt that Safaris in Kenya are iconic, and will be the focus of most trips here. But that is not the only activity on offer! Straddling the equator, Kenya has amazingly diverse and beautiful landscapes, including their white sand beaches on the Indian Ocean coast, highlands and mountains in the Great Rift Valley, lush tea plantations, arid semi desert areas, wetland areas and lakes, and of course large areas of Savannah grass plains.
Kenya is also home to a fascinating mix of cultures and tribes,the most famous of which are the Maasai, nomadic herders who can still be seen herding their cattle across the vast Savannah plains.
Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is one of the more cosmopolitan cities on the continent with a good range of accommodation options.