Sweeping grasslands filled with herds of wildlife, snow-capped mountains presiding over desert landscapes, a tribal culture, and white-sand beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean; a luxury holiday to Kenya is the African adventure you’ve always dreamed about.
Kenya’s geography has resulted in a diverse range of habitats, rich in wildlife from big cats to bird species. The Great Rift Valley slices through the heart of the country, dotted with volcanoes and lakes, and blanketed by forest. Africa’s second-largest mountain, Mount Kenya, dominates the horizon, while the Laikipia plateau stretches between them, home to abundant wildlife, colourful tribespeople and family-friendly activities.
This is the home of the Maasai Mara, where vast savannahs are filled with wildebeest and zebra during the Great Migration. The country is also home to rare black rhino, the red-dusted elephants of Tsavo National Park, and masses of flamingos congregating on the lakes of the Great Rift Valley.
Kenya is the perfect destination if you want to combine your safari adventure with beach time. With 300 miles of palm-fringed coastline, where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean meet golden beaches, you can spend your days swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, kite surfing, sailing on a dhow and gazing at stunning sunsets.
It’s worth making time to visit Kenya’s intriguing capital, Nairobi. Feed the giraffes at Giraffe Manor, sample the city’s delicious restaurants and enjoy a night or two at a plush boutique hotel.