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Since the publication of Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa in 1937, westerners have been dreaming of Kenya (or British East Africa as it was at the time), and with good reason.
If you have a sense of adventure or an appetite for Land Cruisers, safaris and big game, take a journey into Kenya’s wild heart and head to Tsavo National Park, which is among the best places in Africa to see lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards. Then there’s the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, where the famous wildebeest migration takes place between July and October each year.
Kenya will win you over with rolling grasslands, searing deserts on the shores of Lake Turkana, and the rugged peaks of Mount Kenya National Park, which is an oasis for trekkers.
When you’ve had enough of wildlife on the plains, the Malinda Marine National Park offers an amazing underwater world of fringing reefs, coral gardens, mangroves and more on the Indian Ocean coast.
Kenya’s biggest city, the notorious Nairobi, is sidestepped by many visitors, but actually has an interesting urban appeal with its vibrant cafes and nightlife.