The place to come close to the 'Big Five'
The term ‘Big Five’ was originally coined by hunters to describe Africa’s most elusive wild animals. The African Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, African Leopard and White Rhinoceros were difficult and dangerous for hunters to catch. These days Kenya’s Big Five are protected by conservation laws and it is a criminal act to hunt any protected animals.
One of the world's leading safari destinations
Kenya is home to some of the world’s leading safari destinations. Lake Nakuru is one of the Great Rift Valley’s soda lakes and it’s a fantastic place to spot many different bird species (including flamingos) and rhinos. Maasai Mara National Reserve is another great location to channel your inner David Attenborough. You’ll be sure to spot many different animals along the open savannahs such as lions, cheetah, elephants, zebras and hippos.
Maasai Mara is best known for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, when over two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles move through the ecosystem in search of green pasture.
Home to Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa
Mount Kenya is the highest peak in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa (behind Mount Kilimanjaro). It is a stratovolcano that was created some 3 million years ago.
With its ragged, snow-topped peaks and forest covered slopes, Mount Kenya is an awesome sight.
The location of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Developed from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world.
It also helped pioneer wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
A land of many languages
There is a total of 68 languages spoken in Kenya, which reflects the country’s diverse population. The two official languages are Swahili and English.