Best of the Best 2018 - 46
Behold black rhinos, witness the great migration and celebrate with the Swahili.
Discover another facet of Kenya
at Mara Naboisho Conservancy,
built through contributions from
Maasai landowners. The 50,000
acres provide a sustainable
livelihood for residents, and a
home for animals such as caracal
cats and aardwolves. Continue
to the Maasai Mara National
Reserve, where your camp at the
confluence of the Mara and Talek
rivers has front-row seats to the
great wildebeest migration.
Clockwise from top:
Wildebeest herd, Serengeti
National Park; local Maasai
Mara girl; photo op
with a rhino.
Fix your lens on one of the 11
endangered black rhinos now
living in northern Kenya's Sera
Community Conservancy. It's sure
to be a highlight of a classic Kenya
and Tanzania safari that includes
Big Five spotting in the Serengeti
and Maasai Mara, as well as in
lesser-known parks. In the Burunge
Wildlife Management Area, step
out of a Jeep to read animal
tracks and visit local villages. In
the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy,
discover edible and medicinal
plants with Samburu guides.
Located off the coast of Kenya,
Lamu Island is a UNESCOprotected Swahili refuge, where
donkeys are the only form of
transportation and traditional
dhows dock alongside motorboats.
Spend a day celebrating at the
Lamu Cultural Festival (usually in
November), where you may hop
a dhow for an exhilarating race,
gorge on fresh seafood, get a
henna tattoo or check out intense
bao (mancala) competitions.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.