One of Africa's most enticing destinations
To see these animals in their natural habitat, venture to Kenya's largest park, Tsavo National Park. (Sans safari suit is fine.) Alternatively, closer to the capital and still affording ample wildlife viewing opportunities, is Nairobi National Park. Its plains, cliffs and forests are a big drawcard and from here you can see Mount Kenya; offering challenging trekking for the energetic. Maasai Mara National Reserve is the most popular in the country.
Kenya has one of the strongest economies in Africa, with agriculture a major driver. Nairobi is a modern city of more than 3 million, with bustling markets, pulsing night life and a selection of varied restaurants. It's not just the landscapes that vary in Kenya, everyday life brings together its peoples' ancient customs and modern sensibilities. If the cities and the vast savannahs aren't on your 'holiday in Kenya' list and you just want to go to the beach, you can do that too. Trip to the historic port town of Mombasa, where the Portuguese, Arabs and British have all ruled.