Always wanted to wake up to the mighty roar of a lion? Get transported into The Lion King? Kenya is the most popular safari destination in all of Africa. This beautiful country in the East of Africa is filled with 61 Kenya National Parks and National Reserves, covering 8% of the land. The difference between a park and a reserve is that parks only allow tourism and research while reserves allow for human activities such as firewood collection or fishing under specific regulated conditions.
Nestled in East Africa, in the Southwestern portion of Kenya that borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as the Maasai Mara) is Kenya’s most famous wildlife destination. The reserve is one of Africa’s highest density regions for predators, and its wide open grasslands and rising wildlife populations make it one of the best (and easiest) places in the world to spot game.
For many people, an African safari seems like the ultimate bucket list activity. From the exhilarating feeling of getting up close and personal with the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) to the endless beauty of sprawling plains and and glistening waterways, there’s nothing quite like it. With so many countries and countless parks to choose from, it can be a challenge finding the right safari for you. While there’s no such thing as a bad safari, what kind of trip you’re looking for in terms of price, accommodation, and adventure level can determine the ideal destination. Whether you long for the exclusivity of a Zambia safari or the wow-factor of a Tanzania safari, keep reading for the best places to go on safari!
We all know that where you stay on your travels can make or break a trip. Booking unique accommodations is a great way to make your experience memorable, giving you lots of amazing photo ops and stories to tell. We’ve gathered 10 of the most unusual spots to live while abroad, to inspire you to plan your next adventure!