Wild Kenya fulfills every image of Africa your mind could conjure, from vast savannahs dotted with acacia trees to millions of migrating wildebeests and a rich Masai culture that brings life to the land. There’s a reason this east African nation is a bucket-list fixture for nature enthusiasts. Not only do the famed ‘big five’ reside in its 54 national parks and reserves, but you may well spot the odd zebra or giraffe meandering beside the road.
While most use Nairobi as a leaping point for safari destinations like Lake Nakuru or Amboseli, there are plenty of wildlife hotspots near the city. Pay a visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, before heading across town for some giraffe-ternoon tea at the world-renowned Giraffe Manor. Of course, no visit to Kenya is complete without a trip to the Masai Mara.