Regarded as the Cradle of Mankind, the rich history of Kenya makes it an optimal destination for those seeking the allure of the wild. One aspect of this is the busy metropolitan city of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Visitors can enjoy five-star luxury accommodations and modern amenities while still being immersed in the Kenyan culture spanning thousands of years. Not far outside the city, the survival and abundance of Kenya’s wildlife is sustained through successful conservation efforts such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Tsavo National Park and The Giraffe Center that was established in order to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe that is found only in the grasslands of East Africa.
A half hour flight away or a 9 hour drive from Nairobi is the land of the Masai Mara, where wildebeest and zebras migrate in the millions with other wildlife following in their wake. There are countless ways to experience this great circadian rhythm of life. Whether you’re looking for a luxury experience at Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri conservation camp, waking up to the Rothschild giraffes at Giraffe Manor, or hot air ballooning-across a Mara sunrise, there’s a level of adrenaline, adventure, and comfort that awaits each type of traveler. Lisa’s firsthand experiences in Kenya brought her to stay at the Mahali Mzuri camp, where conservation efforts positively impact the local Maasai people and ecosystem.
Peopling the diverse landscape of Kenya is a culture that welcomes its visitors with open arms. Drawing near to local cultures, such as the well-known Maasai people in the Masai Mara, could just be a highlight of your visit as you come to understand their way of life first-hand.