“SAFARI’ is the Kiswahili word for ‘a journey’ and Kenya evokes nostalgia for the earliest origins of the African safari. Romance and adventure are plentiful in the classic stories told in 'Out of Africa’ and ‘Born Free’, illustrating Kenya’s scenery, wildlife and people, which have enduring appeal.

Kenya is a sovereign state achieving political independence from the British in 1963. Since, anxious times have been defied, mainly due to its dynamic people who are amongst the most colourful in East Africa. Friendly and hospitable, the Kenyan people rely heavily on tourism.

Located on the east coast of Africa, the Equator bisects the country, resulting in a tropical climate, although diverse geography provokes wide variations in temperature, rainfall, and humidity. In relation to size, the assorted landscape is unparalleled and the multitude of national parks and reserves all have their own unique attractions.

Marine reserves boast coral reef gardens with palm fringed beaches and turquoise oceans, while the savannah grasslands exhibit quintessential depictions of imagined Africa, harsh trackless expanses, solitary flat-topped acacia and incredible concentrations of plains game.

Kenya remains one of the best places in Arica to see great wildlife – lions, elephants, leopards and of course the annual ‘wildebeest migration’ streaming into the Masai Mara from Tanzania.

The East African Rift Valley runs through the country from top to bottom and provides straining landscapes of giant volcanoes, hot springs and flamingo sprinkled lakes.

Dominated by Lake Turkana, the ancient source of the Nile, the Rift Valley lakes are some of the most picturesque in Africa. The formation of the Rift created Mt. Kenya, the second highest peak in Africa, some three millions years ago.

“The spiritual home of safari, Kenya is where it all began. From the big cats of the Mara to the elephants of Amboseli, combined with traditional tribes, real tented camps, and an unparalleled physical diversity, Kenya has it all"

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