What was a Kenyan holiday for Brits like …. in 1967?

Tourism forms a major part of the Kenyan economy, but holidays to this East African destination are nothing new.

British holidaymakers have been travelling to Kenya for many years, and this archive footage from British Pathe news shows.

The film shows tourists travelling back from a holiday which brought tourists ‘face to face with the real Africa’.

It describes going on safari as being in the ‘biggest zoo in the world, but there are no cages, no guards”.

This is a fascinating glimpse into the past and interesting to see what has changed, and what’s stayed the same. On a side note, I wonder how many of these Volkswagen camper vans are still being used to ferry tourists around in?

Volkswagon Camper Van in Kenya
A Volkswagon Camper Van on safari in Kenya in 1967

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