Introducing Kenya

Kenya is a country on the rise, and visitors are impressed by Nairobi’s bustle and hustle and high rises and lovely restaurants. But out in the bush, in the country’s treasured national parks and conservancies, humans give way to the primacy of the wondrous animals who rarely fail to enchant, in their numbers, and in up-close, soul-enriching observation. As Isak Dinesen wrote in Out of Africa, “The sight of a lion goes straight to the heart.”

 

Micato’s private, Custom Safaris, and our regularly scheduled, guaranteed departure small group Classic Safaris offer intimate, expert, thoughtfully luxurious experiences of this varied and vast nation (Kenya is larger than four New Yorks, with Connecticut thrown in the bargain). We range from the Northern District’s deserts and its astounding rift Lake Turkana to the brush and riverine gamelands of the Samburu, to the grand Laikipia Plateau, scenically and spiritually dominated by regal Mount Kenya (for which the country is named, making Kenya the only country in the world to take its name from a mountain). We revel in the classic safari experience of Amboseli National Park, famously graced with unending views of still-glaciated Kilimanjaro, monarch of Africa. And, of course, the famed Maasai Mara, the northern half of the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem, without question the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet. Everywhere we venture, we revel in vaunting land- and skyscapes, marveling, like writer John Gunther, at “the high bright Kenya sky, foaming with enormous pink, cream-colored, and slate-blue clouds, so incandescent that they look as if they have fires inside.”

Kenya Map
The Laikipia Plateau
Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya
Samburu
Giraffe at The Chyulu Hills
Enjoying champagne while watching sunset at Meru National Park, Kenya
Flamingos on Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
Mount Kenya
Nairobi Skyline

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