Kenya is a country with a complex geography that extends across the Equator and overlooks the Indian Ocean. West of the long coastal strip inland plateaus are divided from North to South by the Rift Valley, a massive geological formation that twenty million years ago has reshaped the landscape of Kenya. The basin of the Rift Valley is occupied by Lake Turkana and other alkaline lakes, while on either side several volcanic massifs arise including Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro.
Kenya features an incredible variety of ecosystems and a unique biodiversity, protected by a network of over 50 national parks and reserves such as the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the kingdom of the “Big Five” and the theatre of the great wildebeest migration. However, it’s in non-protected areas, which cover 90% of the territory of Kenya, where the toughest game for conservation is played. The most surprising results come from private conservancies such as those of Laikipia, where the numbers of wildlife are constantly growing. Inhabited by a variety of people equal to that of its territories, Kenya is home to more than 40 ethnic groups, including the Kikuyu, the Turkana and the Maasai, who in rural areas continue to live according to their traditions, in close communion with nature. In the last hundred years Kenya has attracted adventurers and explorers, such as Churchill, Roosevelt, Selous, Finch-Hatton, Blixen and Hemingway, charmed by its scenic landscapes and its extraordinary wildlife. Here, even today, you can relive the excitement of safari as it used to be once upon a time.