Kenya offers a window to African culture
Many intrepid travellers who set off on overland trips to Africa do so for and adventure holiday, but also hope to get a taste of the rich and varied culture on offer across the continent.
One great destination that offers both excitement and an insight into some interesting customs is Kenya.
Located on Africa's stunning eastern coastline, the Republic of Kenya shares its orders with Tanzania, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Somalia, making it a convenient place to visit on an overland tour that takes in a number of nations.
According to the country's tourism office, the country offers culture in abundance, with a range of exciting and exclusive activities available.
Kenya Tourist Board director for UK and Ireland Angie Sloan claimed the state is "Africa's capital of culture", which allows guests to experience a range of things that give them a taste of life within the African nation.
She gave examples: "Visitors can stay at the Maji Moto Campsite and learn about the Maasai culture. Activities include taking a walking safari with a Maasai, who will introduce you to the sights and sounds of the bush and teach you about their way of life."
As well as the grittiness of staying in campsites and wandering around the wilderness with the natives, there is also another side to tourism in the east African republic, with luxury travel also a possibility.
"A candlelit dinner in the bush with sundowner cocktails offers a unique end to a day spent game viewing. Or for two quite different - yet equally spectacular - views of Kenyan wildlife, a hot air balloon safari and scuba diving in the Indian Ocean are must-do's," Ms Sloan added.
"This incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience offers individuals an incredible view of the great plains of the Maasai Mara and the chance to drift unobtrusively over the remarkable animals below."