Kenya is the home of the safari - which is a Swahili word meaning ‘long journey’ - and as a holiday destination it offers a range of interesting safari options, from mountain biking to camel rides, and hot air ballooning to horse riding safaris. Home of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and the rhinoceros) Kenya is a haven for wildlife and hosts one of the most spectacular events in the animal world: the great wildebeest migration, which takes place from July to October each year. More than 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra on the run for the green pastures of the iconic Masai Mara: it is one of Kenya’s most dramatic experiences.
With a 500km stretch of Indian Ocean coastline, Kenya’s beaches are not to be missed. With luxury spas, world class diving and a host of water sports on offer, Kenya is the perfect twin-centre destination to combine safari and beach experiences.