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Whether you would prefer to spend your vacay at a luxury hotel in Morocco or a game park in Kenya, Africa boasts a variety of holiday destinations perfect for you yearly holiday.

East Africa is known for its game reserves full of wildlife that most people travel across the globe to view. So if it’s your first time frequenting the plains of the African continent or you’re a seasoned veteran, don’t forget to pack your khakis, binoculars and your camera – of course!

In this article we look at three of the best game reserves to visit in East Africa:

Masai Mara, Kenya

Wildly considered as one of the greatest game reserve on the planet, the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is best place to see big cats (including lions, leopards and cheetahs) and the great migration – possibly one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on earth. During the circular migration, an estimated 2.5 million animals make a journey over 2 000 kilometres between Tanzania and Kenya. But the encounters don’t stop at wildlife, you might be lucky enough to come across the local Maasai tribes in their bright red robes who coexist with the wildlife you are trying to spot. Boasting big, blue skies and open savannahs, there is more than one way to experience the Masai Mara, including by air during a hot air ballooning experience – you’ll never forget those views.

Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaTourism in Tanzania

Extending far beyond the National Park, the Serengeti ecosystem includes several other conservation areas and reserves – including sharing an unfenced border with the Masai Mara. The Serengeti National Park is just one of the few parks that the annual migration of millions (or more) of wildebeest pass through, with its beautiful vast open savannahs and rocky hillocks, it is what visitors expect from an East African safari. This classic safari destination is home to the Big Five, Africa’s largest population of lions, and over 500 bird species, and while game spotting you are unlikely to come across any other tourists because of the sheer scale of the park.

Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Kidepo

Known for its picturesque savannah and soaring mountains, Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s least explored and most isolated national park, home to 574 bird species and 77 mammal species. When it comes to accommodation, there are not a great deal of places to rest your head at Kipedo. However, you have the option of Apoka Safari lodge, Apoka Rest Camp (chalet accommodation) and Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp, each offering guests a different experience.

 Author Bio:

Did anyone say “beach holiday?” If you’re looking for a short (or long) break filled with white sandy beaches or amazing outdoor adventures, then Ibtisaam is your expert. Travel writer/holiday enthusiast, Ibtisaam loves to write about the places she has been, and the places she still has to go.

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