Kenya is where the concept of an African safari began and the magic of the open, game-packed savannahs still reverberates throughout this fascinating country.

Not content to rest on its safari laurels, Kenya has adapted to changing tastes and fashions and its luxury lodges are among the best on the continent - service is professional, the accommodation outstanding and you'll delight at some of the little extras: a picnic lunch under a shady tree, a cultural diversion or educational visit.

But it's the stunning locations that are the hallmark of our best Kenya luxury lodges: you'll be reaching for a chair to sink into after being bowled over by the views at our recommended properties - and that's before you begin your activities, exploring some of the continent's most iconic safari destinations by vehicle, on foot and even by hot-air balloon. Sit open-mouthed in wonder at the thundering thrills of the wildebeest migration, follow a pride of lions on the hunt or do a double-take as you see millions of flamingos transform a steel-blue lake into a pink carpet.