Kenya is the country that, perhaps more than any other, is associated with the word safari, it is often the destination of choice to carry out the first game of life because it is an "easy" and not dangerous country and its parks are legendary, but it is also a country where one returns to deepen his knowledge and discover hidden gems.

The Masai Mara is the most important and known national reserve in the country and home to the annual Great Migration of almost 2 million wildebeests and zebras, its sweeping savannahs are home to all animals, symbol of African wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, elephants, wildebeests, zebras and many species of antelopes and birds.

But the Masai Mara is also the land of the Maasai, an iconic population living in the tradition, wrapped in their red blankets wearing several beaded jewelry; with the unmistakable gait of a proud warrior population, they are easily identifiable in the endless African savannah.

The Amboseli National Park is a nature reserve that offers the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the early morning and sunset are the best time of the day to observe the silent giant when the mist disappears.

The Amboseli is also the park with the most majestic elephants in the country, here there are also several big tusker elephants ie with massive tusks arriving to touch the ground; capturing a photo of one of these giants against the backdrop of snow-covered Kilimanjaro is the dream of every photographer.

Another interesting park is the Samburu National Reserve, here you can make photo safaris in search of animal species that are unlikely to be spotted elsewhere: the Grevy's zebra, the fringed ears oryx, the Somali ostrich, the giraffe gazelle and the reticulated giraffe.

At the extreme NorthWest of the country lies the Turkana Lake, a turquoise jewel set in an extremely arid area, where mass tourism has not yet come, because of the long travelling times to reach it, but the goal certainly is worth the trip; here many remains of hominids were found by Richard Leakey and his team.

The country parks are numerous and each one hides a treasure from a naturalistic point of view; to name a few, the Tsavo National Park is the largest by extension; the Aberdare National Park is famous for being the place where Queen Elizabeth II became queen, inheriting overnight the royal title; the Nairobi National Park is the only park in the world in the suburbs of a city and the contrast is remarkable between wilderness and skyscrapers; the Nakuru National Park has a very high concentration of white and black rhinos and finally the Hell's Gate National Park is unique from a landscape point of view.

But Kenya is not only safari, the coast has long beaches of white sand and Malindi, Watamu and Diani Beach are very popular resorts.

Nairobi, the country's capital, is a city that has much to offer: in addition to the Nairobi National Park that is only seven kilometers from the city center; you can visit the Giraffe Center, where you can see close up the Rothschild giraffes and feed them; an unforgettable experience is the visit to the orphanage of the David Sheldrick Foundation, where small elephants are collected that for various reasons are left without the mother; the National Museum in Nairobi offers the opportunity to discover the many hominid remains found in the country and learning a lot of information on the ethnic groups of the country and also learn more about the animals that live in the national parks and reserves; moreover Nairobi also offers a good choice of restaurants, shopping centers and local craft centers.
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