Complete with searing deserts and cool highland retreats, Kenya offers you endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, and relaxation. Watch the sunrise across the Maasai Mara, traveling by hot air balloon. Enjoy sundowners with Mt. Kilimanjaro as your backdrop. Meet a baby elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, and enjoy excellent game viewing year-round. Kenya is also home to pristine beaches and coral reefs — the beautiful paradise of Shela is just a short boat ride away from historic Lamu, where you’ll find exhibits of Swahili craftwork.
Gateway city: Nairobi
Best time to travel: January-March and June-December
Highlights: Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Mount Kenya, Tsavo National Park, Mombasa, Malinda and Lamu — Beach