Greater Masai Mara
The Masai Mara National Reserve and the surrounding conservancies form one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa. The Mara is known for its big cats and annual Great Migration.
In the foothills of Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a leader in conservation. It’s home to the last two northern white rhino on the planet and is one of the largest black rhino sanctuaries in East Africa.
Samburu National Reserve abuts the remote northern deserts of Kenya. Alongside leopard and elephant, the reserve is known for its rare animals — the ‘Samburu Big 5’ — reticulated giraffe, Grévy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and beisa oryx.
Most trips to Kenya start and end in the capital, Nairobi. The country’s economic and business hub has a slew of great bars, restaurants and cultural sites, and a national park right on its outskirts.