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A Kenya safari to the Masai Mara

A Kenya safari is a great place for those who are planning their first safari or a family safari.  It is very accessible and has a very good tourist infrastructure, without compromising on the wildlife.  It is one of the last remaining true wilderness regions in Africa – with beautiful, classic East African safari scenery and a huge diversity of wildlife and birdlife.  One of the most intriguing places you can visit on a Tanzania safari is the Masai Mara and the best time to see all that this reserve has to offer is during the months of October and November when the annual wildebeest migration is in full swing.  Millions of wildebeest and zebra make their epic journey from the Serengeti – searching for fresh grass and water.  You will see huge numbers of predators like cheetah, lion, leopard and hyena – all waiting for their chance to catch their next big meal.

One of the best camps to stay at on this Kenya safari is Cottars, a stylish camp situated on a vast 22 000 hectare reserve in the heart of the Masai Mara.  The camp is very traditional with big canvas tents that have been furnished in classic East African safari style.  The camp is run with a good sense of taste and the quality of food, service and guiding is excellent.  Activities include walking safaris with an armed guide, day and night game drives and venturing deep into the Mara to see some spectacular wildlife and scenery.  During your Kenya safari to the Masai Mara you will see countless numbers of big game and plains game as well as a good variety of bird species.

A Kenya safari to the Masai Mara combines well with a Tanzania safari to the Serengeti and a few days of rest and relaxation on the beautiful white sandy beaches on the Kenya coast.  You could also enjoy some snorkelling or scuba diving on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

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