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.

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.

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