Kenya is still the prime focus of all adventure travel in Africa. It is a friendly country, remarkable for its riches in wildlife, landscape and culture. The country is one of the finest and undoubtedly the most famous safari destination in the world. Safari is Swahili, simply meaning journey, however, is by no means the only reason to visit Kenya, for the attractions of its spectacular landscapes, unique wildlife, beautiful beaches and its cultural diversity cultures are extensive.
It is a country of scenic beauty that lies on the eastern coastline. The Equator cuts through the country from east to west thus allowing almost equal hours of day and night at all times. The Great Rift Valley running north to south gives it its varied terrain of mountains, hills, ranges, escarpment and rolling plains, interspersed with rivers, lakes, streams and cascading falls. The wildlife which is one of the main attractions of this country, inhabit the savanna lands defined by the various game parks and reserves. The more than a dozen magnificent national parks which fall within country’s borders, makes it the most popular safari destination in all of Africa.
The Maasai Mara Reserve which is one of the Kenya’s game reserves has been named one of the new Seventh Wonders of the World. The incredible annual migration of over a million Wildebeest from the Serengeti plains to the Mara has been described as being one of the most awe inspiring sights on earth. The sheer spectacle of this event draws visitors keen to witness one of the planet’s largest and most fascinating natural cycles to Kenya each year.
Kenya’s coastal belt on the east with its long stretches of immaculate white sands and whispering palm trees are the perfect place to relax after the thrills of safari.