• Mashatu Botswana  - credit Bethan Evans
    Mashatu Botswana - credit Bethan Evans

East Africa

East Africa – the lands that spawned the safari, drawing such luminaries as Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemmingway. The original safaris were all about trophies to hang on your wall and the excitement and near misses you had endured (the truth is that the hunter with you would never let you come to harm – he would never work again if anything happened). It was for the elite and the wealthy.

Then after the war came the change in emphasis, using the camera and making safaris more accessible to others. Some would say that it went too far with too many tourists around a pride of lion or any other spectacle. But the truth is that the countries of this part of the world are huge, the wildlife abundant and the safari experience can be as individual and as private as it ever was. Your guides/rangers are more knowledgeable and understand the need to conserve the ecosystem.

East Africa is more than the wildlife/sea life, spectacular as it is. It is believed to be the cradle of man and there are a number of excellent sites to visit, such as the Olduvai Gorge. There are any numbers of adventure trips that can be arranged, the favourite being climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and with more than 50 tribes in Kenya alone; there are many cultural experiences to be explored.

To get the most out of your trip, talk to us, with the experience of the countries we can help you plan a trip to be remembered.

Lake Turkana

Credit Kenya Tourism


Wildebeast Crossing River

Credit Kenya Tourism


Giraffe

Credit Peter Ellis

                    

 

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