Kenya, on the east coast of Africa, is a safari heaven. You can see the Big Five and many other amazing animals and birds:
The Big Five are Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Lion and the Leopard.
Always try and stay at a lodge in the national parks. You get the benefit of a mini safari while walking to your room.
Don’t worry to much about the food, while some may advise against the salads most lodges won’t risk the bad reputation by using unsanitary water.
Don’t drink the water… yes while most is probably perfectly ok most lodges will have bottles water. Check the seal but be aware people do fake water.
We did have an armed guard once but really people are very friendly. The remote lodges will bend over backwards to help whereas urban hotels are like anywhere else in the world.