7 Safari Destinations That Should Top Your Family Travel Wish List
1. The Maasai Mara
The Masai Mara is the site of one of the word’s natural wonders, the Great Migration, often at the top of people’s Kenyan safari wish list. Masai Mara’s savannah landscape is rich in wildlfe, pleasing to the eye and gives a front row view to the traditionally dressed Masai pastoralists herding cattle and goats. Masai in the south western portion of Kenya helps form the greater eco-system encompassing the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Masai Mara is named for the Masai people and the Mara River, which divides it. Wildlife is not confined by the boundaries of the reserve. The entire park area is nestled within the Great Rift Valley.
2. Samburu National Reserve
The Samburu National Reserve is located on the southern bank of the northern Ewaso Ngiro River. Samburu is home to a great population of Nile crocodiles and is the second most popular Kenyan game reserve. Elephant, buffalo and lions come to drink under the palms and shady acacias along with unique animals to northern Kenya that make up the “special five” : zebra, giraffe, oryx, gerenuk and Somali ostrich. Samburu has numerous lodges to choose form.
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