Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro
Big Air Activities
Collectively known as the ‘Big Air Experience’, the Bunji jump, Bridge swing and Bridge slide are perfect for the adrenaline junkie! At 111 metres, the bungee jump off the historic bridge is the third highest in the world. The bridge swing starts with a terrifying 100 metre free fall swinging away from the bridge and ends with one of the most spectacular views of the gorge below. Although the bridge slide is considered ‘tamer’ than the first two, it takes guts to slide on a steel cable from one end of the gorge to the other.
A Boma dinner is a quintessential part of the bush lore, traditionally it was when village elders came together to celebrate or debate something in their community.
A is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa. In the past, the trip was often a big-game hunt, but today, safari often refers to trips to observe and photograph wildlife—or hiking and sightseeing, as well.
The Swahili word safari means journey, originally from the Arabic meaning a journey; the verb for “to travel” in Swahili is kusafiri. These words are used for any type of journey, e.g. by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa or by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Unguja. Safari entered the English language at the end of the 1850s thanks to Richard Francis Burton, the famous explorer.
The Regimental March of the King’s African Rifles was ‘Funga Safari’, literally ‘tie up the March’, or, in other words, pack up equipment ready to march.
In 1836 William Cornwallis Harris led an expedition purely to observe and record wildlife and landscapes by the expedition’s members. Harris established the safari style of journey, starting with a not too strenuous rising at first light, an energetic day walking, an afternoon rest then concluding with a formal dinner and telling stories in the evening over drinks and tobacco.