Kenya is the holy grail of Safari where Nairobi is often referred to as the safari capital of the world. It is the Africa you always dreamed of as a child. It is a land of immense wildlife, expansive savannahs and made up of many tribes who are very proud to be Kenyan and greet you everywhere you go with a big smile.
Karen Blixen quoted “There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne – bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive. One only feels really free when one can go in whatever direction one pleases over the plains, to get to the river at sundown and pitch one’s camp, with the knowledge that one can fall asleep beneath other trees, with another view before one, the next night.”
For a country of its size, Kenya has a lot to offer and to pick one reason to travel is not possible. Stunning landscapes set the scene, Indian Ocean beaches, the snow capped mountains and the rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara.
Wildlife safaris continues to be the key draw card for travel to Kenya and has been like that for decades and whilst Kenya is considered to be in the top 5 for birding destinations it is the variety of parks and wildlife available to be seen is where Kenya truly shines bright. And last but not least the Kenyan People. They represent a wide cross-section of everything that is contemporary Africa, and everyday life brings together traditional tribes and urban families; ancient customs and modern sensibilities.