Safaris make for a ‘special’ holiday

Safari holidays are the ideal choice for travellers wanting a special holiday this year, it has been suggested.

Many people plan to go to Africa to experience animals in their natural habitat when they are celebrating something, such as an anniversary or birthday, or even their retirement.

According to Africa Travel Resource, Kenya is a country steeped in culture and offers one of the best safari experiences around.

It recommends the Masai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli and Naivasha for seeing the Big Five game, while a trip to the Masai Mara and the Serengeti National Park can also provide the chance for a visit to Tanzania as the land lies on the border.

"The migration of the zebra and wildebeast is one of the most breathtaking experiences you can have in Kenya," it claimed.

And while the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and black rhinoceros – are must-see creatures on safari, there are plenty of other animals to see as well, such as gazelle, giraffe, hyena, baboon and ostrich.