Finding the 'Big Five'.


by Ignacio Hennigs

If you're a tourist in Kenya, then a “safari” would be on top of your 'to do list' for sure. Kenya has a considerable land area of wildlife habitat and the search for the 'Big Five' in the Maasai Mara, in particular lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinoceroses and elephants, is one of Kenya’s biggest attractions.

Kenya is also the setting for one of the natural wonders of the world: the great wildebeest migration. Ungulates migrate from the Serengeti (from neighbouring Tanzania) to the Maasai Mara in Kenya, in search of food and water supply. Those undocumented migrants are followed along their annual, circular route by hungry predators, most notably lions and hyenas.

Kenya has a considerable number of national parks and game reserves spread around the country, but visitors and tourist companies normally concentrate their activities on a certain few, leaving a number of remote protected paradises almost untouched by the tourist industry, which are only accessible for adventurous travellers.

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