Masai Mara ‘is arguably the most famous safari holidays destination’

The Masai Mara in Kenya is arguably the most famous safari destination, it has been suggested.

According to Melissa Rudd, writing for the African Business Review, the region contains Africa's so-called Big Five animals – African Elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion and the leopard – and is also renowned for its frequent cheetah sightings.

This may encourage people to take in safari holidays in the nation, while those who have read Karen Bixen's Out of Africa novel could also be tempted to go on such a trip.

Ms Rudd stated the book – which was later turned into a film starring The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia actress Meryl Streep and Robert Redford – made the Masai Mara region, which features an annual migration of two million animals, famous.

She added: "Visitors to the Masai Mara are never disappointed and welcomed by the Maasai tribe that inhabit the area."