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Travel Geeks online: plan the ultimate Kenya trip – 28 September 2021

Join us online for our upcoming Travel Geeks on 28 September, where the conversation with our expert panel will focus on planning a dream trip to Kenya.

Published 5 Aug 2021, 10:21 BST
Arrange the ultimate safari and learn how to best explore the country’s extraordinary plains and nature ...

Arrange the ultimate safari and learn how to best explore the country’s extraordinary plains and nature reserves at our upcoming Travel Geeks session.

Photograph by National Geographic Traveller

At our upcoming Travel Geeks session, we’ll be discussing the adventurous activities, wildlife and culture that Kenya has to offer travellers. We’ll focus on how to arrange the ultimate safari and how to explore the country’s extraordinary plains and nature reserves, as well as shining a light on outdoor experiences — from hot air ballooning to mountain climbing — and finding out about Kenya’s culture through its people.

Moderated by a member of the National Geographic Traveller team, Travel Geeks is just an hour long and offers the chance to hear from experts as well as ask your own questions and join in the discussion.

Register now to join us from 19.00 to 20.00 on Tuesday 28 September.

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Here's what we’ll be discussing at the event...

Abundant wildlife

There are over 45 national parks, reserves and sanctuaries and over 100 conservancies in Kenya, so there are many ways to experience the country’s unique and diverse wildlife. From a classic big five jeep safari, to witnessing the Great Migration across the Maasai Mara or spotting one of the extraordinary number of birds — Kenya is home to about 11% of the world’s bird species, it’s one of the best places in the world for wildlife experiences.

Beautiful landscapes

Explore the vast tracts of desert and the wild shores of the world’s largest desert lake, in the north, or find out about lush areas such as the Karura and Kakamega Forests and Aberdare National Park, packed with countless tree and animal species. Or visit the unspoiled mountainous highlands and verdant valleys, the extraordinary lakes in the Great Rift Valley or the beautiful Indian Ocean coastline.

Culture & people

The northern desert is home to some of the world’s most important prehistoric discoveries. This is home to around 14 tribes, including the nomadic Rendille, with around 40 tribes spread throughout the country, including the Maasai, Mijikenda, Kikuyu and Meru people, which makes for a fascinating mix of cultures and languages. Cosmopolitan Nairobi has an excellent arts scene, with plenty of galleries and music venues to check out.

Outdoor experiences

Kenya’s diverse range of terrains make it an excellent destination for adventurous types. Options include joining a walking safari led by a professional guide or renting a bike and exploring the Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara, Laikipia or the coast. Serious athletes can join one of the various running events that take place throughout the year. For something a little more relaxing, head to the fairways of one of 40 golf courses in the country, or take to the skies above the Maasai Mara in a hot air balloon.

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