Is the birthplace of the safari. “Safari” is the Swahili word for “journey”. Kenya is home to the Masai Mara National Preserve; a haven for lion, leopard, and cheetah and the northern reaches of the wildebeest migration. The majority of wildlife though, 70%, is found outside parks and preserves. Tribes such as the Maasai have teamed up with safari operators to set up conservancies to enhance wildlife protection further. The tribes receive an annual fee from the operator and a daily fee from each visitor. Where many of the parks and preserves can be quite crowded, the conservancies offer exceptional game viewing with a fraction of the visitation. In addition to the famous Mara conservancies, the Laikipia conservancies are home to half of Kenya’s black rhino population and an increasing number of African wild dogs.

Click on the following link for detailed information on Kenya’s incredible array of protected areas. Kenya Tourism