There are many reasons I’d choose Kenya for a luxury safari. Firstly, what’s amazing about the country is that there aren’t any fences, allowing the wildlife to move around as it’s always done. So although the conservancies and reserves are teeming, you can actually see animals almost everywhere, which gives you a real sense of being in Africa.
Not only is the wildlife abundant, but so are the opportunities for unforgettable experiences. The day- and night- game drives are fantastic, but you can also do balloon, camel, horseback, helicopter or even biplane safaris … you are totally spoilt for choice! But most importantly you can enjoy these experiences (and more) in complete comfort and style. Wherever you go, your every need is thoughtfully taken care of, from a cool, scented hand towel as you step out of a dusty vehicle to a hot water bottle in your bed at night.
Speaking of beds, Kenya has luxurious, world-class accommodation offerings. I adore the lavish tented camps, but experiences like sleeping in star beds or in a luxury treehouse are absolutely not to be missed. Plus, as Kenyans are naturally kind, warm people they are fantastic hosts. Their tribal culture is also wonderfully alive, so, among other things, you’ll get to see young Samburu and Maasai boys herding cattle, as they’ve done for centuries.