1 Umani Springs
This stunning yet affordable designer lodge nestles deep inside the Kibwezi forest, just a short drive from the Mombasa highway.
2 The Taita Hills
The densely cultivated and untouristy Taita Hills rise steeply from the dry plains. Visit the skull caves, where the heads of Taita ancestors are interred.
3 Selenkay Conservancy
North of Amboseli National Park, this rewarding community conservation initiative, staffed by local Maasai, offers bush walks as the norm.
4 Mzima Springs
A remarkable oasis, bubbling with crystal-clear water and inhabited by hippos, crocodiles and a variety of other species, some of which can be seen from the underwater viewing chamber.
5 The migration
At any time of the year, the Maasai Mara yields an extraordinary wildlife spectacle, but a visit during the annual wildebeest migration can be truly awe-inspiring.
6 Mara Naboisho Conservancy
This new Mara region conservancy sets a shining example, combining conservation with community involvement and superb safari experiences. Attractions include lots of lions, big herds of elephants and all the other stars of the region.
7 Meru National Park
After years off the map, Meru is now a model national park, although it remains little visited. The welcoming Kinna banda site includes a swimming pool.