<p><em>National Geographic Traveler </em>senior editor Norie Quintos recently returned from a safari in Kenya with her two teenage sons. Read her <a href="http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/intelligenttravel/2009/08/kenya-safari-with-teens.html">Intelligent Travel blogs</a>.</p><p>We felt completely at ease walking around the African bush with our Samburu guide, who could read every broken twig, dropped scat, and embedded pawprint left by passing fauna. He oozed a sort of lanky, manly assuredness lacking in city boys back home. No matter that the guy was wearing a red-and-white dress and had a feather poking out of his forehead. It was a good lesson for my boys, who at ages 13 and 15 are negotiating the complex route to manhood. We climbed this rocky outcropping as our guide looked for game, and his feather blew in the breeze.</p>

kenya samburu guide

National Geographic Traveler senior editor Norie Quintos recently returned from a safari in Kenya with her two teenage sons. Read her Intelligent Travel blogs.

We felt completely at ease walking around the African bush with our Samburu guide, who could read every broken twig, dropped scat, and embedded pawprint left by passing fauna. He oozed a sort of lanky, manly assuredness lacking in city boys back home. No matter that the guy was wearing a red-and-white dress and had a feather poking out of his forehead. It was a good lesson for my boys, who at ages 13 and 15 are negotiating the complex route to manhood. We climbed this rocky outcropping as our guide looked for game, and his feather blew in the breeze.

Photograph by Norie Quintos

Kenya Safari

See photos from a Kenyan safari in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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