The word Safari is the Swahili word for “journey”. When Safari comes to mind, everyone thinks about Africa. Kenya in specific is a very beautiful place to visit. Inspiring films like Mogambo and Out of Africa, this place promises to dazzle your every bit of hope for romanticism. The romantic idea lives on, with elegant camps and lodges that offer great game viewing along with luxury amenities.


Major attractions


Masai Mara Game Reserve Kenya’s most celebrated game park sits in the northern Great Rift Valley, extending from the northern edge of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. It’s named after the elegant, cattle-raising Maasai people who traditionally inhabited the land; you can take a village tour to learn more about them and their way of life. While it’s not Kenya’s largest game park (that would be Tsavo, further east), it is one of the best places in the world to see the big five: lion, leopards, elephants, rhino and cape buffalo, along with zebras, giraffe and massive herds of wildebeest, who rest in these plains from August to October. An established infrastructure and long-standing

tradition of acclaimed safari camps makes it a perfect choice for couples that want to safari in style.
Mombasa A longtime favorite of European travelers, Kenya’s second largest city draws tourism with its balmy weather and pristine white-sand beaches. There are animal experiences here as well, such as at the Shimba Hills National Reserve, home to elephants, leopards and sable antelope. Offshore is excellent snorkeling and scuba diving.

For extra credit
Lamu  This six-island archipelago sits 150 miles off Kenya’s northeast coast. You can fly from Nairobi to Manda Island, then get around by ferry. Lamu Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and was a thriving Portugeuse port in the 1500s. It remains relatively off the beaten path for tourists, with cultural cues coming from the predominantly Muslim population. Accommodations are simple and the pace is slow, offering a great place for intrepid travelers to wind down after their mainland adventure.