I love it when a country or an experience really gets to you. I have just come back from Kenya and I have to say I am in love! I went with no pre-conceptions, no idea what to expect and I was bowled over completely. Vast open landscapes, rolling plains dotted with giraffe, elephants, impala and all sorts of animals that I had only read about in books.
The country varies so much though – we ventured from bustling Nairobi to the open plains of Sweetwaters to spot elephants in the rain – too wet for the cats. From there to the foot of Mount Kenya and followed our rifle toting (for protection only!) guide out onto a nature walk to find the shy leopard. She wasn’t to be found but her footprints were there, as were the hyena’s close behind.