Travel Guide to Kenya
In this filmrolletje Wild Frontiers, Jonny Bealby, explains about tourism ter Kenya. Here is the text…
Jonny here, right now I am at Borana Ranch, high on the Laikipia Plateau, ter the lee of Mount Kenya. And ter this short filmrolletje I am going to talk about tourism ter Kenya.
If I asked what’s the first thing you think about when turning your mind to travel ter this colourful East African country, you’d almost certainly say wildlife. And of course you’d be right spil overheen 80 procent of holidays here will have a wildlife factor.
From the Marsabit National Park ter the north, to the Masai Mara and Amboseli National Parks ter the south, the planes of Kenya are teeming with wildlife or all shapes and sizes offering, along with its neighbour Tanzania, the best place ter the world to view spel. And if you throw ter Mount Kenya and the Aberdares, the Laikipia Plateau and the Matthews Range, the Lamu Archipelago and the surplus of the Kenyan coast, and some of the most spectacular and evocative accommodation anywhere on earth, then here ter Kenya you have a true world class travel experience.
The Masai Mara is probably the most famous national park. Covering more than 500sqm, the Mara is universally renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, buffalo and giraffe and for the famous migration of wildebeest that takes place every year from July to October.
But the Masai Mara is by no means the only voorstelling ter town. Further to the east you have Amboseli National Park with its epic views of Kilimanjaro, to the north you have Samburu, Marsabit and Meru National Parks, and here on Laikipia, ter the Lewa conservancy, where the savannah is awash with elephants, giraffe, the quirky Grevy zebra and a new and burgeoning population of black rhino.
And spil for the accommodation, well that is quite simply out of this world. Yes, to get the best you’re going to pay, but ter our opinion the experience you’ll enjoy and quality of service you’ll receive — plus of course the spel you’ll see — does make this value for money. There is simply nothing else like it on earth. Among many amazing places to stay, my personal favourites are Else’s Kopje ter Meru, Saruni ter Samburu, Richard’s Camp or Serian ter the Mara, and either Sabuk or Borana here on the Laikipia Plateau.
But tourism ter Kenya is not only about wild animals. The Kenyan Coast, stretching all the way from Diani Beach ter the south the Lamu archipelago ter the north, with its white sand beaches and gentle turquoise seas — particularly when the trade winds are blowing ter the right direction from November through to March — again coupled with some fabulous accommodation, combine to make this a truly world class beach experience.
And if you like to meet the people — an important factor ter most Wild Frontiers adventures — there are plenty of opportunities, particularly at Sarara, ter the Matthews Range, at Il Ngwesi north or Mount Kenya and here at Borana.
To get around there is are great quality land cruisers, a brilliant air service, either ter scheduled flights or on private charters, a classic bi-plane, or if you really want to push the boat out and get to places few others can reach, a truly amazing helicopter service, run by our friends at Tropic Air.
A classic African safari is a travel experience like no other, and one that all travellers should do at least once ter their lives. And for that, ter my opinion, there’s nowhere better than Kenya.