IN THIS ISSUE 2018-06-06T12:04:45+00:00



Welcome to our seventh issue of Why I Love Kenya, the official magazine of the Kenya Tourism Board and Kenya Tourism Federation. This is the first issue in our second year of publishing WILK and we would like to thank all our valued advertisers for their generous support for this unique marketing initiative over the last 12 months.

In this issue, we head north and discover the dramatic landscapes, charming people and unique wildlife of Shaba National Reserve – the setting for the film Born Free as well as scenes in the epic Out of Africa. We venture to the far west and explore Kitum Cave in Mount Elgon, a 24-million year-old extinct volcano where elephants mine salt from the bat-infested caverns. We take the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to Mombasa and enjoy a safari from the comfort of our carriage. We tour Kenya’s finest golf courses and we even find time to ask Sir Richard Branson why he loves Kenya.


Jane Barsby,
Managing Editor

“Discover & Experience Our Beautiful Country…”



Escape to the Shimba Hills

Floating a misty-cool 400 metres above the palm-fringed beaches of Kenya’s glittering coastline, the Shimba Hills National Reserve offers a unique blend of wood-cloaked downs, wandering elephant, breeze-fanned hills, plunging waterfalls, liana-strung jungle and [...]


Spellbound in Shaba

The pre-dawn sky is streaked lilac-pink and the river is chocolate-brown and fast flowing. We’re walking, still bleary-eyed, through the still-sleeping lodge. Shaba Sarova Game Lodge is built on a series of crystal clear [...]


Kenya, a hole in one for golfers

It was in the year 1906 that the idea for what is now Kenya’s most venerable course, the Royal Nairobi Golf Course, was conceived. It had a chaotic start in life: originally mistakenly located [...]