Kenya is arguably Africa’s most famous safari destination. Full of an incredible density of wildlife which is perfect for photography as well as a vast range of activities that makes it an incredible family holiday destination, Kenya really has got it all.
The Maasai Mara is the birthplace of East African safari. With an abundance of wildlife that is unrivalled across the continent, it is no wonder that in normal years, people flock here to witness one of the natural world’s greatest ever spectacle. From July around twenty-five percent of the 1.3 million wildebeest that embark on their annual migration arrive on the plains of the Mara. Having escaped the plethora of predators that also call the plains their home, the wildebeest begin their assault on the Mara River. Risking their lives to the current and the enormous crocodiles, the wildebeest cross time and time again, following the rain.
Although the wildebeest arriving in the Mara draws in the most visitors, other times of the year are still incredible for wildlife viewing. From Africa’s big five to the little and ugly five, a trip to the Maasai Mara is always worthwhile.
There are plenty of choices in the Mara for accommodation, ranging from large hotel-esque accommodation to smaller and more intimate tented camps…