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  • Hello Rob, we able to get within 25 yards of four of the big 5 (Leopard the exception none seen), and numerous other close encounters with antelope, hippo, hyena, warthog, the classics with Kitonga on Lewa Walking Wild being 1) tracking two male lion for best part two hours and then after it was clear to Kitonga they had split, he only peeked round a thicket to find one of them sunbathing his undercarriage about 15/20 yards away and it did not know we were there until his brother roared from 40/50 yards away and they both ran off, and 2) getting into a downwind position from a mother white rhino and her sub adult kids (3 years and 6 years per Kitonga) and they finally realised something was there when we were 15 yards apart. The mother for a minute or two continuously put one step forward and then back again as if she was indecisive whether to charge but clearly could not see what we were. Kitonga finally clicked his fingers and the rhino retreated 30 yards or so and then stared at us as if to think “what the hell was that”. Basically what I am saying is that I absolutely loved it and when mates who asked how much it cost I said it was well worth it. So many thanks Rob your message got through to Kenya loud and clear as to what I wanted and I got it!

    Graham from Essex spent two weeks on three different walking safaris in Kenya

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Wildlife regions and attractions in Kenya

A key consideration when travelling to Kenya is the subject of exclusivity. Kenya has long had a reputation as a thriving tourist destination with the negative connotation that the safari regions are very busy. In some of the mainstream National Parks and Reserves this is true to an extent, though there are always ways to minimise your exposure to the busiest areas. However, what many people do not realise is that Kenya also offers a wide range of incredibly exclusive and remote safari and wilderness experiences.

Our holidays through Kenya will often combine more famous regions such as the Masai Mara with more exclusive private game conservancies, community lands or lesser known National Parks where you can easily enjoy a true wilderness experience, sometimes alongside top quality game-viewing. Even in the Masai Mara, known as a spectacular but touristy game-viewing region, a number of conservancies have recently been developed which offer really good levels of exclusivity.