Overflowing with an abundance of wildlife, resting on the Great Rift Valley and presided over by Mt Kenya, its striking landscapes and golden beaches contribute to it being one of Africa’s most pristine safari destinations. The Great Migration of Wildebeest and Zebras is rightfully a firm favourite with visitors. Noble conservation efforts make Kenya one of the last strongholds for Black and White Rhinos, where these critically endangered species can be sought out and even interacted with, under the watchful eye of rangers. With more than 70 unique ethnic groups including Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, Turkana, and the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast, Kenya is a melting pot of African cultures. It’s no surprise that Kenya has been the inspiration and backdrop for many a dramatic book or movie
TRACK Black Rhinos BY FOOT IN THE WILD NORTH & SUPPORT
A SANCTUARY FOR THE WORLDS LAST REMAINING TWO WHITE RHINOS
Tracking the endangered Black Rhino on foot under the expert supervision of a guide and ranger, with uninterrupted views of pristine wilderness, in three of the most iconic private wildlife reserves, is an adventure of a lifetime. Travellers can also encounter this beautiful species while visiting Ol Pejeta Conservancy, an old cattle ranch, and now a popular safari destination. Home to the renowned ‘Big Five’, it is also the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and offers refuge to the last two remaining northern white rhino in the world.
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Kenya is a big country, covering 580,367 km2. The common point of entry for a safari in Kenya is Nairobi, which is one of the biggest transport hubs in Africa. Many airlines fly to Kenya, making flights to Nairobi competitive and relatively inexpensive. Kenya’s main airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), located 15km southeast of Nairobi. The second international Airport is Moi International Airport (MBA), located 9km west of Mombasa, which primarily serves as a domestic and charter flight location.
From Nairobi or Mombasa, one can fly or drive between reserves, or opt to do a bit of both. The road to the Maasai Mara is long and bumpy, and the location of the park is remote in comparison to others, which makes flying the most attractive option. Some of the private parks in Laikipia are also often traveled to by air. Other parks can easily be reached by road. Most domestic flights out of Nairobi depart from Wilson Airport (WIL), 6km south of Nairobi.