Experience the once-in-a-life-time thrills of East African wildlife reserves.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Among the usual suspects (elephants, leopards, Cape buffalo, hippos and an abundance of birdlife) you’ll find black-maned, tree-climbing lions and man’s closest genetic relative, the chimpanzee.
South Luangwa National Park
Villagers living on this park’s unfenced perimeter tolerate the roaming wildlife – except, perhaps, for greedy elephants, which are known to plunder their mango plantations at night.
Amboseli National Park
Sparse vegetation renders game conspicuous here – if you can tear your eyes off Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, which soars heavenwards just across the Tanzanian border.
Volcanoes National Park
It takes determination to find the primates sheltering in this mountainous, forested parkland, but a face-to-face encounter with a wild silverback rewards like no other.
Game-viewing is made easy by the caldera walls that form a natural barrier, encouraging wildlife – one of the densest concentrations in Africa – to stay on the plains.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Kenya’s most famous wildlife sanctuary is a swathe of golden savanna dotted with flat-topped thorn trees and bristling with wildlife that crosses freely across the border into the neighbouring Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park
Millions of wildebeest gather here to give birth and graze before departing on one of the greatest migrations: the perilous journey across crocodile-infested rivers to Masai Mara in the north.