Safari is a Swahili word, which means ‘journey’, and this is where the expression was born. Kenya offers possibly the ultimate African safari experience – wide-open plains, teeming herds of game and amazing opportunities to photograph animals. The Maasai Mara and Amboseli areas are probably the most visited on account of their extraordinary photographic opportunities, but people return time and again to explore Kenya’s other amazing destinations. There are amazing camps in Kenya, but the trick is to avoid the national park areas and very busy times if you want to stay away from the crowds.
The grasslands, rivers and mountain backdrop of the Mara are a spectacularly open and rolling canvas for one of the greatest game arenas in the world. Many people time their visit to coincide with the annual great migration, when rainfall and the availability of grazing trigger three million ungulates to migrate across the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem. It is undoubtedly one of the great natural wonders of the world.