Behold black rhinos, witness the great migration and celebrate with the Swahili.
Discover another facet of Kenya at Mara Naboisho Conservancy, built through contributions from Maasai landowners. The 50,000 acres provide a sustainable livelihood for residents, and a home for animals such as caracal cats and aardwolves. Continue to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, where your camp at the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers has front-row seats to the great wildebeest migration.
Fix your lens on one of the 11 endangered black rhinos now living in northern Kenya’s Sera Community Conservancy. It’s sure to be a highlight of a classic Kenya and Tanzania safari that includes Big Five spotting in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, as well as in lesser-known parks. In the Burunge Wildlife Management Area, step out of a Jeep to read animal tracks and visit local villages. In the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy, discover edible and medicinal plants with Samburu guides.
Located off the coast of Kenya, Lamu Island is a UNESCOprotected Swahili refuge, where donkeys are the only form of transportation and traditional dhows dock alongside motorboats. Spend a day celebrating at the Lamu Cultural Festival (usually in November), where you may hop a dhow for an exhilarating race, gorge on fresh seafood, get a henna tattoo or check out intense bao (mancala) competitions.