29-04-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
If you were to take a trip to Kenya, you might find yourself in the presence of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Watching it reflected in one of the small lakes of Amboseli Park, studded with pink flamingos, while, a little further on, elephants and hippos frolic in the leaves of the ponds.
If you wanted to take a trip to Kenya, it would be easy to wake up at dawn on the banks of the Galana River and see a family of lions crossing it, while nature and the sky compete to give you the most beautiful colors.
If you wanted to take a trip to Kenya, the white beaches of Diani and Watamu would welcome you like soft carpets on which to walk barefoot, armed only with a swimsuit, and then dive into a clear ocean between natural blue and transparent pools.
Kenya would welcome you with the smile of its people, from the slopes of Mount Kenya and the inaccessible valleys of Meru and Aberdare, a paradise for trekking and bird watching, to the highlands of the great Rift Valley, with its views, lakes and volcanoes where it seems to breathe the birth of civilization.
If you wanted to take a trip to Kenya, you could immerse yourself in the uncontaminated archipelago of Lamu, to live the dream of an ancient Arab reality in Africa in total safety, sailing on the characteristic dhows and abandoning yourself to total relaxation.
A trip to Kenya would take you to the mix of cultures and traditions of Malindi, where good Italian cuisine is flanked by Swahili customs and the pleasure of an unusual but true Africa is combined with the comforts of modern life and nightlife in lively clubs.
If you would like to take a trip to Kenya, you should know that in this country there is another planet, which fell right here from space: it is called Lake Turkana and only the god of the universe knows how much longer we will be allowed to visit it before progress takes it over.
Remember that in Kenya from June to September there is the great wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, one of the most unforgettable natural spectacles in the world. That if you stop in Nairobi there is not only a national park in the city with all the animals of the savannah, but many opportunities to enrich your knowledge, discover new things and become aware of social realities difficult to accept but full of unexpected humanity.
If you wanted to take a trip to Kenya, you would have an entire country of which every landscape, every panorama, every single view is like a window that opens on the wonder, the beauty, the reality, sometimes raw and palpitating, that strikes straight to the heart.
A trip to Kenya means opening this window and discovering, once the journey is over, that it is the window of your soul.
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