Reflecting the excess of the Roaring Twenties they traveled in style — tented camps outfitted with satin sheets and silver servings, gramophones and gourmet food and, of course, endless gin and tonics.
With safaris led by the legendary big-game hunter Denys Finch Hatton and celebrity visitors as varied as Ernest Hemingway, Prince Edward (before he was Duke of Windsor) and Teddy Roosevelt, Kenya set the safari bar higher than anywhere else in Africa.
And it continues that way today. Kenya continues to push the outer edge of the wilderness envelope in ways that visitors in the 1920s could not ever have imagined.
From tricked-out safari trucks and lavish private planes to “tents” that could easily double as Park Avenue penthouses, the modern Kenyan safari doubles down on comfort and pampering.
Read on to discover eight over-the-top safari experiences in Kenya.