How to climb Mount Kenya, according to adventure guide George Ombuki

George Ombuki shares tales about the wonderful topography of Mount Kenya National Park, from the savannah to the rainforest.  

Meeting the Maasai: in conversation with Saboor and Rose from Kenya's renowned Maasai tribe

Known for their red robes, nomadic lifestyle and deep respect for nature, the Maasai are perhaps Kenya's best-known tribe. We talk to two prominent members of the community who offer an insight into what it means to be Maasai. 

In pictures: the call of the wild in Kenya

Kenya’s nature reserves show a country as diverse as it is extraordinary, where lions stalk through ancient lava flows and flocks of bubble gum-pink flamingos skim vast, silent lakes. From camel-riding to mountain climbing, adventures abound in Kenya.

Walking with lions: exploring Kenya's lesser-visited Maasai Mara conservancies on foot

An intrepid on-foot safari across the Kenyan savannah bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve reveals, at rivetingly close range, the rich drama of this unique African ecosystem.

CLOSED: Win a six-night safari in the Maasai Mara

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Asilia Africa to offer an unforgettable six-day, five-night walking safari in the Kenyan wilderness.

Protecting the herd in Kenya's Great Rift Valley

A trip to Samburu National Reserve proves to be no ordinary safari. For a select few, Natural World Safaris offers the chance to be a park ranger, monitoring elephants’ behaviour and most importantly, keeping them from harm.

Trips of a lifetime: Maasai Mara

Kenya’s fabled Maasai Mara, home to the Great Migration, is a wildlife wonderland. Buckle up for a safari drive across the savannah to steal glances at hyena, wildebeest, zebra, elephant and even the rare white rhino.

Kenya: Tracking the Prince of Darkness

The harsh cough of a leopard echoes up the valley. I pause to listen, with my coffee cup halfway to my lips. The aroma of the beans mixes with the damp scent of the African jungle and, in my sleep-befuddled state, I’m struck by the distinct impression that the cat is mocking me

Ballooning over the Masai Mara

Set off in a hot air balloon to see Kenya's Masai Mara and its stunning wildlife from a perspective few people have ever seen.

Chef's table: Kiran Jethwa in Nairobi

Kiran Jethwa, Channel 4's ' The Fearless Chef', reveals the best eats in and around his hometown of Nairobi, from bush tucker to fine dining.

East Africa: Meeting Doctor Jane

The Albertine Rift, where East Africa meets the Congo, is Africa's Galapagos, and one of the best places to track chimpanzees. Follow in the footsteps of legendary primatologist Dr Jane Goodall to observe these spellbinding animals.

Notes from an author: Paula McLain

The best-selling American novelist and biographer travels in the footsteps of aviator and adventurer, Beryl Markham, the first British woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

Kenya: Safari like a billionaire

Flying in low, over plains dotted with giraffes and lonely flat-topped acacia trees, our tiny aircraft touches down with a bump and in a haze of dust. Warthogs scurry away from the sandy landing strip, running as fast as their little legs will carry them

Photography safari: A view to a kill

Do you know your aperture from your exposure? Are you an amateur photographer with designs on taking professional-quality images? Maybe a photo course in Kenya's Masai Mara is for you? Read and see the results

Kenya: Keep on trucking

"Are you comfortable?" the gentleman next to me asks."Are you being ironic?" I reply, with perhaps a little too much resentment in my voice.Nothing can quite prepare you, or your body, for riding the top of a truck in northern Kenya

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