Big Five Safari:'Big Five' safaris are available all over sub-Saharan Africa, but Kenya was where the safari concept was born more than 50 years ago. There are plenty of parks and price points to choose from, ranging from the famous Masai Mara on the border with Tanzania to the enormous Tsavo East and West. Other National Parks include Aberdare, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Mount Kenya. 'Big Five' was a term coined by hunters to describe the toughest animals to hunt: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and water buffalo. Great Migration:Each year, more than a million wildebeest, together with several hundred thousand zebra and Thompson's gazelle, leave their breeding grounds in Tanzania's Serengeti to move to the fertile pastures of the Mara plains, crossing the Mara River in the process. For scores of lions and crocodiles, it's a feeding opportunity not to be missed. Seeing the vast numbers crossing, sometimes unsuccessfully, is unforgettable. The migration can take place at any time between June and September.
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