Everything that is thought to be symbolic of Africa can be found in Kenya: rolling savannahs, spectacular national parks, traditional tribal cultures and diverse wildlife. However the Kenyan landscape has so much that is distinctive about it, from the beauty of the Great Rift Valley, making it look as if something once attempted to tear the continent in half, to the red dirt of the Laikipia wilderness, to the snow-capped Mount Kenya and the Indian Ocean coastline, stretching from Malindi to the port city of Mombassa all the way down to the Tanzanian border.
There have been huge anti-poaching efforts by the Kenyan people in an attempt to preserve its wildlife and thanks to this, Kenya is still home to some of Africa’s greatest creatures including big cats, wildebeest, zebra, rhino, pink flamingos and the country’s distinctive red elephants.
Despite the country’s somewhat tumultuous history and the changes that the modern world is bringing in, the traditional cultures of tribes such as the Masai remain strong, and spending time with such people could only enrich your experience of Kenya.
To get around Kenya, either hire your own vehicle, if you’re feeling brave enough to face the African roads and the expense, or alternatively there are good bus routes all around the country.