Although we've rather grandiosely titled this section "Cultural Visits" what we really mean is getting out of the Parks and lodges and meeting some of the local people in their villages and towns. For many, a safari is all about seeing the wildlife and scenery, but to be honest that is a shame, as there is a wealth of beauty and marvel to be found in the local populations and the way they live their lives. We guarantee that if you have not visited a genuine African village in some of the more rural, poorer areas of Kenya or indeed elsewhere in Africa, you will be in for an eye-opening but hopefully also joyful time.
In particular, in Kenya, there is the opportunity to meet with the Maasai people, with their genuinely unique way of life. The Samburu people are also particularly worth making the acquaintance of.
Visits to villages or schools can be arranged at many of the lodges in Kenya - just ask your host while on safari if you are interested.
Probably Kenya’s second most visited game reserve, Amboseli contains an unusually wide variety of habitats and wildlife – in particular the majestic elephant.
Combining a languorous beach holiday with the excitement of a game viewing safari must be the ultimate African holiday experience.
Originally set up by the late David Craig as a Black Rhino sanctuary, Lewa has become one of Africa's most exciting centres of biodiversity, home to Grevy's Zebra, and Oryx.
Lake Naivasha provides a haven of rest and relaxation in the middle of the hectic safari circuit, although rich in wildlife in its own right.
Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world, in addition to serving as the source of Africa's most iconic river, The Nile.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is probably Kenya's best-known safari destination, especially where the package tour market is concerned.
Meru is one of Kenya's most beautiful and unspoiled national parks, perhaps being best known for being where George and Joy Adamson, of 'Born Free' fame, made their home.