Trees tend to get in the way on safari. They hide more exciting things like leopards, gorillas and red-crested turacos. But take the time to simply sit in an African forest — senses wide open — and you’ll experience something just as rewarding as an encounter with a great ape or big cat. By William Gray.
At Travel Africa, we’ve long been fans of the slow safari, and it seems that more and more of us want to focus our future trips on taking time to relax, reconnect with nature and give ourselves a well-earned mental and physical break. Inevitably, this will mean including fewer places in our itineraries, minimising internal travel and allocating more days in each location.
Kenya is a microcosm of Africa. It has more than fifty of the world’s most breathtaking national parks, harbours some of Earth’s most threatened wildlife and promises an experience that’s both spiritually moving and visually luminous. So, in case Kenya doesn’t already feature on your list of dream destinations, Jane Barsby tells you why it should.