Kenya is world-renowned for its magnificent wild animals in their natural habitat, for its huge variety of bird species and for its scenic diversity that encompasses snowy mountaintops, rainforest, arid desert, rolling savannah and palm-fringed beaches. It is also noted for the unsurpassed facilities provided for enjoying what the country has to offer in five-star comfort. But the persistent problem of wildlife management, particularly in relation to land use and a burgeoning human population with rising expectations as well as the vexed question of how to achieve levels of tourism that are sustainable, demand solutions that at present seem elusive. It is a fragile wilderness.