Kenya: The magic of East Africa

From the tropical beaches of the East African coast to over 45 national parks and reserves, a vibrant and rewarding experience awaits travellers to Kenya. From hand-feeding giraffes and orphaned elephants to breathtaking balloon safaris at dawn, to enjoying the beaches, lakes or taking a safari through the African wilderness; a visit to Kenya is a remarkable experience.

Where to Stay
In Nairobi check out Giraffe Manor famous for its friendly herd of Rothschild giraffes or Hemmingway’s Nairobi, a colonial-style boutique hotel. With small islands and sweeping white beaches Kenya has some stunning coastal resorts like the Lantana Galu Villas and Neptune Paradise Beach Resort and Spa.

Inland and located in the foothills of Mount Kenya, The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club boasts an outstanding location and facilities and offers a superb collection of wildlife tours and activities. For a luxury tented experience and a real sense of adventure explore The Fairmont Mara Safari Club.

What to Do
See Africa’s famous wildlife, swim with dolphins at Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve or take a dawn or dusk hot-air balloon safari and see the incredible vista and wildlife from above.

The history, culture and landscape of Kenya is equally as exciting. Visit the prehistoric art of the first humans at Turkana or the colourful tribes of the Masai Mara, or simply relax on the sun-kissed beaches of Watamu and Diani.

Where to Eat
Kenyan cuisine is as diverse as its people and in places has a heavy Indian influence. Must-try local dishes include the satay-like mishkaki and nyama choma, a Swahili barbeque with beef, goat and chicken. The resorts and hotels offer a range of cuisines but for a special experience try Tusks Restaurant and Terrace at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, The Lord Erroll in Nairobi, the Moorings Floating Restaurant in Mombasa or the picturesque Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant in Ukunda.