Kenya’s wilderness represents some of the world’s most valuable habitats, and the country and its people are committed to effective wildlife management strategies. This commitment is apparent in the establishment of private conservancies that augment the work of government-operated parks and reserves. By working with local landowners to find mutually-beneficial strategies, such as the agreement among Maasai and Samburu landowners of varied conservancies in Laikipia, Kenya has brought a new model of conservation to other parts of the world. Eco-tourism sustains these efforts and ensures that Kenya’s land, wildlife and people are here for generations to come! Kenya’s diversity is most apparent in the many contrasting landscapes. As you travel from northern Kenya to the south, the subtle transitions of the terrain are mesmerizing. Even in the same part of Kenya, such as Samburu and Laikipia in the north, any two places can have a different ecology. Mount Kenya dominates the central landscape, while the Indian Ocean offers a refreshing haven in the east.
In western Kenya, the mighty Nile River sources from Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, and to the southwest is Masai Mara National Reserve – the site of the Great Migration from July to October. With so much to see and experience in Kenya, you will spend a great deal of time outdoors. The equatorial climate in Kenya enhances your time in-country with moderate and comfortable temperatures. Even the presence or absence of rain gives you a unique experience – from wildlife grazing on open plains to the birth of young mammals. The weather is a perfect reflection of the Kenyan people who exude friendliness, warmth and hospitality during every part of your travel. Kenya offers an exceptional choice of accommodations in pristine wilderness settings. Additionally, these Kenyan accommodations are more affordable than those in other parts of Africa, yet the quality is remarkable. You are even treated to delectable cuisine, much of which is influenced by local dishes using organic, locally-sourced produce, meats and dairy. Arabia, India and other countries also lend their culinary flair to the foods of Kenya.