Africa is a vast ,diverse continent with limitless opportunities for travelers. Kenya tends to be the most popular East African destination and I recommend it as the country of choice for first time travelers to Africa. Kenyans, from many tribes of origin, are a warm people quick to smile. Life is difficult for most in this current climate of political strife and economic woe. Yet they welcome the traveler to know their country, with invitations to join in soccer games, meals and story telling. It is safe to travel in Kenya; JB Journeys' designs appropriate itineraries and partners with extraordinary local guides.
Highlights of Kenya include her game reserves, colorful tribes and diverse landscape.
Maasai Mara,in south-west Kenya,is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s top safari big game viewing eco-system including the annual migration of over a million wildebeest. The Maasai people live around the park and around Amboseli, a popular park in southern Kenya with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs are 3 Reserves bordering one another in the dry landscape of North Central Kenya. Besides the wildlife, a handful endemic to this region,a highlight of any visit is to meet the Samburu people.
We actively support 3 philanthropic projects in Kenya. Well Aware works to fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. Moja Tu partners with Tania Integrated Rehabilitation Centre to provide children who have financial need an opportunity to get an education to primary and secondary school.