As one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in Africa, Kenya is a land of contrasts, with one foot quickly accelerating into an urban, cosmopolitan future, and one set back into traditional pastoralist and nomadic life – one at peace with wildlife and nature.
The original safari capital of the world, Kenya was best known in early colonial days for its legendary hunting safaris. As the country gained independence, it became one of the first on the continent to ban hunting and make the switch to photographic tourism.
As mass tourism became a reality, Kenya slipped into an era of shuttled minibus safaris and large-scale motel style lodges. In more recent times, Kenya has quickly evolved to changing tides, embracing low-impact, low-density tourism with pioneering projects such as the community conservation models in the Mara, and the converting over disused farmlands to conservation tourism in Laikipia. In as much, Kenya has always been a leader in conservation tourism and quickly adapting and tackling pressing conservation issues in a rapidly changing economic landscape, such as human-wildlife conflict and elephant conservation.
Amboseli, Tsavo & The Chyulu Hills
Rift Valley Lakes