Lions lounging in the savannah’s shady spots. Elephants nozzling at a watering hole. Cheetahs darting through the brush. We hate to sound so clichéd, but it’s all real, and it happens every day here in Kenya.
There’s everything to see and do here—Kenya is the classic safari experience for good reason. Find adventure by land, sea, and sky: roving jeeps, rugged rafts, and soaring hot-air balloons are among your vantage points for thousands of birds and beasts. Lay eyes on the “big five” in the Maasai Mara, where wildebeest and zebra—and their hungry pursuers—swarm the countryside by the millions during Earth’s largest land migration. At the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, meet Fatu and Najin, the last two northern white rhinos known to the world. See where flamingoes flock florid on Lake Nakuru, and roam free with gregarious elephants in Amboseli National Park. We could keep naming animals, but there are still lava-carved caves to spelunk, rivers to ply, namesake peaks to summit—and sundowners waiting for us at camp.
Wherever you travel here, you’ll connect with the people who call Kenya home. Walk a mile in the shoes of the nomadic Maasai, and learn a new joke in Swahili. Sing a round with the Samburu and see if dancing near the equator doesn’t put a little lift in your leap.
From landscapes to wildlife to people, we love Kenya for this perfect microcosmic blend. There are a lot of emerging safari destinations out there, but it’s hard to pass up a good thing.