“As a birthday surprise, he arrived at the lodge in a vintage biplane – the full Out of Africa treatment. And of course I told him he looked just like Robert Redford.”
“Is Kenya the best place to go on a luxury safari holiday?” Well, we create unique travel experiences right across Africa, so we tend to dodge this question. But the fact is Kenya pretty much invented the classic safari, and it has a superb selection of national parks offering limitless game-tracking possibilities.
The most famous is the Masai Mara, which protects Kenya’s portion of the Serengeti. The park boasts some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the continent, including the traditional Big Five: the lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the rhinoceros (black and white). The annual migration of 2.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles is thrilling to watch, as they run the gauntlet of predators. To fully enjoy a Kenyan wildlife encounter that’s unmatched for sheer scale, we recommend forgoing the usual 4x4 game drive and getting even closer to the action on horseback.
Whatever transport you choose, we’ll complement it with the perfect lodge – or hire an entire camp, such as Lewa or Sirai House, for game-spotting with our expert guides. We can even create your own exclusive luxury camp in the wild, complete with hot shower and a healthy supply of sundowners. Looking for a unique workout? We’ll arrange for you to run with Olympic gold medallists or train with Masai warriors. Seeking a bit of serenity? We’ll fly you by helicopter to Mt. Kenya for a private yoga retreat – and then arrange to have drinks with East Africa’s most renowned paleoanthropologist.
For an entirely different angle (if you’ll forgive the pun), we’ll take you to what is probably the best place in all of Africa for big game fishing: the Pemba Channel on Kenya’s southernmost coast. With a worldwide reputation for marlin, not to mention sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado and the vicious mako shark, this is where you can finally fulfill those Hemingwayesque dreams.
If all this big game action leaves you craving a little serenity, we’ll guide you to Lamu, the stunning archipelago off Kenya’s northern coast. Relaxing in beautifully restored, whitewashed colonial buildings, you’ll discover a wonderful blend of Swahili and Arab cultures – the legacy of countless Middle Eastern traders who’ve plied these shores for centuries. Lose yourself in the warrens of Lamu town, stroll through the surf on white-sand beaches and relish the kind of chance encounters – a woman coaxing a donkey laden with pots and pans, a man in a flowing white robe carrying a swordfish – that could only happen in this magical corner of Africa.
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