Safaris originated in Kenya; formerly known as British East Africa by colonialists, colonists and pioneers. These expeditions were initially for sporting or hunting purposes; venturing into the lesser explored regions of the “protectorate”.
Kenya is a well established destination for safari goers; where early exploration gave way to intrepid colonial exploits and many romanticized novels detailing the adventures of early African pioneers such as Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa” novel. In fact, one of the destinations I would highly recommend on my safaris when in Kenya is an historic colonial farm; Gogar Farm – of which a part belonged to Denys Finch-Hatton & his original cottage still stands today. Nowadays my good friend and colleague Hamish Grant farms 4,000 acres of mixed Arable & a select herd of dairy cattle. A visit to Gogar Farm is always a highlight of a Kenyan safari.