Kenya

Tips and Articles in Kenya

It comes as no surprise that Europe remains the favorite destination of overseas-bound Americans and that England is the most popular country, with almost 4 million visits last year. We know it's not for the food. Could it be familiarity wit...
In December, we asked for your opinions on romance and travel. Here's what turns you on: What's the most romantic place you've ever visited?1. Paris 2. Venice 3. Hawaii 4. Bora-Bora 5. Bermuda The most romantic hotel you've ever stayed at? 1...
Forget the frumpy, olive-drab tents of your childhood. A new breed of oversized tents is being pitched at ecotourism sites and luxury resorts around the world. Whether done in Rajasthani opulence or hippie chic, they are the little black dresses ...
Great Britain: In Search of Greener Pastures In April, faced with the escalating foot-and-mouth disease crisis, the United Kingdom did what it always does in times of national emergency: call in James Bond. In the wake of mass tourist cancellation...
Richard Leakey's life has spanned careers in fossil hunting, conservation, and politics and has earned him a reputation as a straight talker who isn't afraid to make unpopular decisions. Born in Kenya in 1944 to anthropologists Louis and Mary Leak...
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille (888/588-4590; ol-lentille.com; houses from $3,800 for three days), a 6,500-acre conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau, is now home to four rental villas and a spa. Each house, with its own pool, butler, and safari guid...
In 1992, Ralph Bousfield, his partner Catherine Raphaely, and his father, Jack, were scouting for places to set up a safari camp in the game-filled wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Their small plane crashed. Catherine emerged relatively unsc...
The song is a beautifully harmonized Swahili chant, performed by the married women of Kenya's Samburu tribe to welcome visitors to the manyatta—the village. And today they're singing it for us, an African-American family from Los Angeles on our fi...
Landing at the wrong airstrip is excusable in the chartless desert of Kenya’s Northern Frontier. After banking steeply around Ol Donyo Sabachi, a sandstone peak where wild elephants roam, Rick the bush pilot drops his Cessna 210 from the dry blue...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
If you're an avid cruiser, you've probably heard rumblings about freighter travel. But information on this specialized form of cruising is not readily available-- you won't see ads in your Sunday paper, and your travel agent won't have a clue. So ...
See our slideshow of 20 Life-Changing Trips. Some travel to change their lives, others the world. But, a truly transformative trip has the power to do both. Just ask Claire Russo, who last year spent her holiday vacation with Habitat for Humanity...
Golf | Shopping PALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing a makeover. To wit, the Parker Palm Springs (4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 800/543-4300; www.thepa...
According to Rae Jones of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, what your mother told you still rings true: washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to avoid catching a cold or the flu. Dr. Stuart Levy, a Tufts Unive...
Just in time for the winter holidays, top outfitters are debuting sure-bet trips. On Micato’s first family safari (800/642-2861; micato.com; 15 days for a family of four from $39,860), in Kenya, brake for big game and hot-air balloon rides. With M...