Where the word and concept of safari originated. Still in our opinion difficult to beat for an overall experience, thanks to many contrasting areas that together deliver the complete package. Start with a big game fix in the Masai Mara, where big cats and huge herds are in abundance. Then travel north to the Liakipia highlands, where the scenery is spectacular and you have the opportunity to get involved with the huge conservation efforts as well as walk, ride horses, bicycle, run, sleep under the stars and swim in rivers. Venture further north to the Mathews Mountains, where thick forested mountain rise up from the parched lowlands.