Modern day Kenya is a complex place, one about which it seems easy to eulogise one minute and despair the next.
There is no doubt that Kenya contains some of the best known safari locations in Africa ... the Masai Mara
... plus a naturally beautiful tropical Coast
But in comparison with countries such as Tanzania
, the general quality of safari in Kenya is really rather poor. This is the home of the packaged safari, with most of the main parks being dominated by large mainstream lodges and fleets of minibuses.
For a quality safari one has to plan carefully to combine smart raids into these busy areas with relaxed sojourns in more remote and pristine locations.
For most visitors the starting point should be the Masai Mara
, which miraculously still manages to deliver some utterly stunning safari experiences.
Or take a look at our full list of lodges