Nature has been generous to Kenya. Like pearls upon a string its natural wonders spill out across the landscape, from fiery desert to snowcapped tropical peak through volcanoes, inland seas, the mighty Rift Valley itself and finally down to an azure coral coast. Over this spectacular setting wander the last of the earth’s great concentrations of plains game — the wildebeest and zebra herds, graceful gazelles, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, stately giraffes and the predators who live on them, the lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. Many rare species roam in this great natural wilderness, clinging to a tenuous existence. This ancient land has also recently yielded up invaluable secrets about the origin of mankind itself. Tectonic movements in the earth’s plates have revealed rich treasures of fossil remains, which have helped scientists date the emergence of earliest man. Overlaid on this garden of Eden is modern Kenya, a country of neat tea plantations, busy factories, skyscrapered city and bustling tourist resorts.Uniformed chauffeurs drive mini-vans to take international businessmen to stare at zebras. Such contrasts, and the spirit of this remarkable country, are brilliantly captured in Journey through Kenya, a book written and photographed by people who have made their lives there, and illustrated with 150 outstanding colour photographs. Journey through Kenya is a volume in the Journey series of illustrated books produced by Camerapix Publishers international.