For many in the travel fraternity, Kenya is seen as a wonderful painting with the Big 5 – running across during the great migration, the picture-perfect mountain backdrops, and the hot air balloons landing across wide-open green spaces. How mesmerizing to even imagine such splendid natural scenery.
What exactly is this BIG 5?
Any wildlife enthusiast across the globe would be spellbound to witness the BIG 5 in action, and in fact, watching the great migration is usually at the top spot on their bucket list. Simply put the Big 5 is a name given to a set of animals that were considered very hard to capture by early hunters. Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and Rhinoceros form this set.
Significant Sites to Witness the Big 5
Maasai Mara National Reserve – This amazing piece of natural phenomenon is named in honor of the local tribe, who moved into this place, centuries ago. Maasai Mara is a world-renowned wilderness area in the whole of Africa and the Great Migration which happens here continues towards the Serengeti National Park and returns back every season! The wild doesn’t have borders or boundaries. That is why it is so inspiring for the human eyes, to witness their free spirit as they run across the serene landscapes in large herds (1000s), and together their beauty is simply unmatchable.
Lake Nakuru – Not only can you ride on the boats, and look at millions of pink flamingos, and over 400 species of birds, but also enjoy the big game of rhino and lion! If you show pictures of this location to an Instagram fan, that person is bound to become your customer (tourist) for the rest of their life.
Amboseli National Park – this location is a striking beauty, simply because of its backdrop – Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is about 4 to 5 hours’ drive from Amboseli, and the view of wildlife and the large mountain ranges from here is to die for. Amboseli national park in itself was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in the year 1991 and subsequently granted a whopping 3.5 million dollars towards its conservation. Suggest this location to your travelers and then wait until their social media pages are filled with amazing images and great feedback for your own travel company.