Endless savannahs peppered with enormous herds of wildlife. Snow-capped tropical mountains. Traditional peoples who bring life and color to the earth. Welcome to Kenya!

When you think of Africa, the first thought that comes to your mind is probably Kenya. It is the lone acacia silhouetted on the savannah on a horizon extending into eternity. It is the snow-capped peak almost on the equator and within view of harsh deserts. It is the vibrant coastline of the Indian Ocean. It is the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent apart, and it is the thick rainforests symbolic of the continent’s pith. Kenya is a country of significant landforms that stir our most profound yearnings for the extraordinary continent, Africa.

From Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, you may want to go on a safari to the Maasai Mara Reserve. The reserve is known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering spectacular views of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, the 5,895m mountain in Tanzania.

The wealth of Kenya’s wildlife owes everything to one of Africa’s most innovative and successful preservation communities. Through some tough love – Kenya instigated using armed guards to defend rhinos and elephants from poaching. Kenya stopped the dwindling number of wildlife in its wilderness and brought its wild animals back from the verge of non-existence just after the poaching massacre of the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to that, in places like Laikipia and the Masai Mara, private and community conservancies mix tourism with community expansion and wildlife conservation to profound effect. In other words, if you want to make a difference as a traveler, you’ve come to the right place.

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