Kenya is a country that truly has it all. Welcome to the home of some of the world’s most vivid and varied landscapes – from the vast, open plains of the Maasai Mara, to the hundreds of kilometres of stunning Indian Ocean coastline. Here you will come across world-class wildlife and the most amazing locals, and understandably, Kenya is a pioneer in preserving its natural riches.
Get ready for breath-taking encounters with the iconic Big Five: the elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo.
Kenya leads the way in setting up national parks, and the country is now home to 59 of them. Whilst the Maasai Mara might be at the top of any safari-lover’s bucket list, don’t miss the marvels that others hold. Laikipia in central Kenya is home to a wealth of endangered species, including roughly half of the country’s black rhino population. Head to Samburu National Reserve to encounter an alternative five headline acts: the reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk, Grevy's zebra and beisa oryx. You can also tick off two national parks at once by visiting Tsavo in Kenya’s Coast Province, which spans Tsavo East and West National Parks. This region is famous for its lions – in particular, the mane-less males.
Kenya may be known for safari, but its beaches are also well worth travelling for. Discover the 500km of sparkling Indian Ocean coastline and all the activities you can enjoy along with it: kite-surfing, paddle-boarding, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, swimming with whale sharks and more.
Bask in the beauty of Diani Beach, named Africa’s Leading Beach Resort for three years in a row, thanks to its honeymoon-worthy looks, powder-soft sands and shimmering waters. Just a two-hour drive from Mombasa you will find the small town of Malindi, lying at the heart of a strip of gorgeous tropical beaches on the north coast. If you venture further south, you’ll discover Watamu – a sleepy village fronted by wide white beaches. Make sure to visit the Marine National Park while you’re there. 300 metres from the shore there are coral gardens home to more than 600 species of sea-life. For a real taste of island life, head to Lamu or Manda: two stunning islands off the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya, linked by a domestic flight. These untouched coastlines offer incredible snorkelling and diving.
Kenya truly excels in managing the relationship between tourism and its wildlife in a sustainable way.
The conservancy model was adopted in Kenya’s wildlife protection areas in order to create co-existence between wildlife and livestock of communities living near tourism attractions. A conservancy safari in Kenya offers an extraordinarily unforgettable experience, enabling you to get up close and personal with the wildlife you love. Kenya’s mission is to secure a sustainable future for its wildlife, its environment and its people. So, just by visiting the country, you are playing your part by investing in such a future.