Maasai Mara, Kenya
When to go
The best time to spot the Big Five in Kenya is during the dry season, from late June to October; in July, the wildebeest migration reaches the Maasai Mara and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania.
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PlanesDirect flights with British Airways and Air Kenya operate from London Heathrow, and other major cities worldwide, to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Transfer to Wilson Airport (Nairobi’s second-largest airport), from which Safarilink (www.flysafarilink.com) flies to Mara Serena airstrip in the east of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, around an hour’s journey.
AutomobilesDriving to the Maasai Mara from Nairobi City should take around six hours; but be warned, you’ll need a solid four-wheel drive, as roads vary from hole-filled tarmac to dirt tracks.