Kenya. My pictures from the magical land of safaris and the big 5, and of some of the world’s most amazing beaches! Of course, there is much more than tourism to Africa’s third-largest economy. Nairobi, my home city for most of the years since 2002, is a vibrant megalopolis, and one of the economic centers of gravity of the continent.
Since first arriving in Kenya during the final days of the Moi dictatorship, I have traveled extensively around the country, and probably taken more than 20,000 pictures. Even the small, curated selection below is pretty extensive.
The Kenya Coast
Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu
1,420 kms of some of Africa’s best beaches, in an equatorial coastal climate. Doesn’t get better than that, does it? Actually it does: Add tons of fresh seafood, and an exciting traditional cuisine with lots of spices to the mix!
Expatriates who stay in here for a while, are generally loth to leave. Could the Coast be part of the reason?
Throughout my years in Africa, I have been to this part of Kenya more times than I can count. From my trips to Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu as a backpacking youngster in the early 2000s, to my pretty frequent family trips to Tiwi and Diani nowadays. These are all places one can hardly get too much of! With the rise of Diani as an international tourism hotspot, the place has also seen a plethora of great restaurants coming up in recent years, making it, making it an even more exciting destination.
These pictures from dozens upon dozens of trips between 2002 and now.
Maasai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli, Aberdares
Perhaps the most famous feature of East Africa: Parks teeming with animals. With about 9000 km2 (roughly the size of Cyprus), this is a dream come true for any wildlife enthusiast or photographer. Here, the setting is always right for truly magical pictures!
Kenya attracted more than 2 million tourists in 2018, and the number of arrivals keeps rising. The world famous national parks and safari lodges are among the key reasons why they keep coming!
These pictures are from Maasai Mara, Hell’s Gate, Amboseli and Tsavo.