As a destination with numerous prime opportunities for wildlife watching, Kenya is a particularly popular safari spot amongst families and first time safari-goers. Some of its most essential experiences include visiting the Maasai Mara, one of the world’s most famous reserves, to catch the annual Great Migration that involves over 1.5 million animals such as zebras and gazelles, and enjoying breakfast with endangered giraffes who might even nip food from your plate. Flocks of flamingos are also known to gather at the Rift Valley Lakes and the sight of thousands of the iconic coral-pink birds wandering around is simply spectacular.
You don’t have to just be a spectator in Kenya; meet friendly Maasai warriors and try learning some traditional dance moves from them, track black rhinos on foot in the continent’s first dedicated rhino sanctuary or participate in conservation efforts by learning how to monitor and tag wildlife. After a full day of activity, relax in the comfort of your luxury lodge as you soak in pools looking out over the plains, opt for a full-service spa or massage, or sleep in the open-air under a sky full of stars.