8 luxury safaris in Kenya where you can go wild in comfort

( CNN) The leisure safari was born in the 1920 s when well-heeled Europeans and Americans flocked to Africa to see( and shoot) the remarkable wildlife.

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 defined the safari bar higher than anywhere else in Africa.

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