Kenya has had its fair share of publicity too, from adventurous hunters like Teddy Roosevelt and Earnest Hemingway to popular movies like 'Out of Africa' and 'The Lion King'. Kenya has a reputation for being almost too popular, with lots of minibuses and large safari lodges.
It is true that Kenya copes very well with package tourists, but the recent trend is towards personalised 'Boutique' Kenya safari lodges, with limited number of guests in an exclusive remote setting. This means that Kenya offers something for every market and once you have been there you will know why so many safari-addicts return again and again.It is not just outstanding wildlife that you come to Kenya for, it is also the rich culture of Kenya's tribes, of whom the Maasai are instantly recognisable. Their long thin muscular physique, clad in bright red robes is extremely distinctive and their lifestyle is a fascinating contrast to western culture. This mix of great wildlife experiences and eye-opening cultural encounters makes Kenya a very desirable safari destination.In addition, the Kenyan coast is simply one of the best places in Africa to spend time at the beach. The sand is soft, the sea is warm and the sun is shining. There are hundreds of beach resorts most offering a multitude of water sports and swimming pools. Several of Kenya's wildlife parks are within a reasonable drive from the coast including, Tsavo, Taita Hills and Shimba Hills.
The Great Rift Valley, approximately 6000km is Kenya's awe-inspiring geological feature visible from the lookout point between Nairobi and Lake Nakuru. Discover this regions diverse Eco-system while staying at a Kenya safari lodge overlooking the Great Rift Valley Lakes.
Amboseli - Famous for Elephants in front of a classic picture of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Aberdares - Famous for its dense wooded hills, monkeys and treetop lodge 'The Ark'
Laikipia Plateau - Famous for Kuki Gallman's 'I Dreamed of Africa' remote lodges
Lewa Downs - Famous for preserving black and white Rhino and owner-run Kenya safari lodges
Kenyan Coast - Famous for beach resorts, water sports and scuba diving
Lake Victoria - Famous for fishing, bird colonies, Crocodiles and restful island lodges
Lamu - Famous 'time warp' island with no vehicles and ancient Swahili Muslim culture
Masai Mara - Famous for wildebeest migration, animals galore and hot air ballooning
Meru - Famous for Born Free 'Elsa' the Lion cub and few visitors
Mt Elgon - Famous for cave dwelling Elephants
Mt. Kenya - Famous for its snow-capped peak next to the equator
Samburu & Shaba - Famous for Camel treks, strange animals and riverside Kenya safari lodges
Shimba Hills - Famous for tranquillity and being close to Mombasa
Taita Hills - Famous for it's treetop Salt Lick Lodge
Rift Valley Lakes - Famous for pink Flamingoes and Rift Valley scenery
Tsavo & Chyulu Hills - Famous for remote Kenya safari lodges and 'Man eaters of Tsavo'