Kenya is the oldest, and supposedly the most “well-known” safari destination. Less well known is that on a contemporary Kenya safari, you can lose yourself for days on end, untroubled by crowds, communing with the bush and its inhabitants in an almost religious experience.

In northern Kenya, Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs Game Reserves join LewaBorana, Ol Pejeta and a belt of community-owned conservancies to deliver huge skies, exquisite accommodation, and superlative game viewing, while the more remote parts of the Masai Mara offer incredible encounters with wildlife in an isolation not commonly thought possible here. Meru is a wild “frontier” national park, better known, through Born Free, for the Adamsons and their pioneering predator relocations in the 1960′s.

It’s hard to travel to any of these places without the soundtrack of some romantic movie playing over in your head, and justifiably so. Kenya awakens a part of us we never knew existed and stays in our heart long after we have left.


Kenya is cool and dry, and great to visit all year round, with the exception of the “long rains” in April and May, and the “short rains” in November and early December, during which some camps close, and getting around can be difficult.