Join a safari to Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve for close encounters with leopards, lions and birds of prey. Then get a big-city fix in Nairobi, a mix of modern skyscrapers, bustling markets and traditional cultural centres. Wind down on Mombasa's palm tree-fringed beaches and shop for antiques and local art in its Old Town. Then fly or take a ferry to car-free Lamu Island, home to Kenya's oldest Swahili settlement.
Relax in equatorial Kenya on the eastern coast of Africa, lapped by the Indian Ocean and punctuated by the mighty Rift Valley. Book a trip to Southern Kenya to spot lions and lemurs on a wildlife safari at the Masai Mara Game Reserve or the Tsavo National Park. From here, travel north-east to the cosmopolitan Kenyan capital, Nairobi. In northern Kenya, visit Lake Turkana, a huge desert lake with a volcanic island at its centre. Or explore the fertile Central Highlands, dominated by the 17,000-foot Mount Kenya, the country's highest mountain.
Start with Kenya's vibrant capital city and business centre, Nairobi. Colonial buildings jostle for space with glistening skyscrapers, including the Kenyatta International Conference Centre with its 30-storey round tower. Or relax in Kenya's second city of Mombasa, the coastal capital and beach resort hub. Lose yourself in its Old Town's labyrinth of winding lanes. Or visit the Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in the 16th-century to guard the Old Port. You can learn about the centuries of battles here at the museum inside.
Take in Kenya's wilderness and wildlife on a safari to southern Kenya's Amboseli National Park, located in the shadow of Tanzania's snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Or spot lions and elephants in Tsavo National Park. You'll see rhinos and flamingos at Lake Nakuru, and migrating wildebeest in the Masai Mara Game Reserve during October. Meet the Turkana people near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, the Kikuyu in the foothills of Mount Kenya and the famous Masai tribes in the south. Explore Kenya's coast, a long stretch of white-sand beach with coral reefs to snorkel off shore. Take trips to islands in the Indian Ocean, including laidback Lamu Island, where you can ride a donkey to UNESCO-listed Lamu Town.