National Geographic name Kenya’s Masai Mara as one of its ‘Trips of a lifetime: 20 unforgettable places for 2019’

Wildebeest in the Masai Mara
Wildebeest on the Masai Mara, Kenya. Photo © Andrew Watt

National Geographic have included Kenya’s iconinc Masai Mara as one of its 20 unforgettable places to visit in 2019.

Along with the popular Kenyan tourist destination, the list includes Japan, Havana, Mount Everest, Hawaii, the Amazon, Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon and England’s Stonehenge among other locations across the globe.

Masai Mara Giraffe
Giraffe on the Masai Mara. Photo: “Masai mara” by Christopher Michel is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Their description of the Masai Mara reads: 

“The golden plains of the Maasai Mara are like pages out of an African storybook. This wild corner of Kenya is not only home to the iconic annual Great Migration, but an abundance of wildlife encounters that’ll impress even the most discerning Afrophile. First, buckle up for a drive across the savannah to for sightings of hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, elephants and even the rare white rhino, before retiring back to a lodge that’s raising the conservation game and offering guests a real taste of Maasai culture. And then there’s the Kenyan sunset — considered one of the world’s most beautiful — best enjoyed with a drink in hand and worries temporarily forgotten. With this, and so much more, it’s hard not to fall in love with the hakuna matata way of life here.”

To read the full article, please visit the National Geographic website.

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