Kenya is the quintessential African wildlife safari destination. In almost every designated wilderness location within the country, you see plains herbivores and carnivores engaging amidst rare and endangered species. The skies, floras and lakes are abuzz with birdlife, small and large, raptors, insects, plants and fruit eaters. So AfricanMecca recommends that you bring along your wish list of terrestrial, aquatic and avi-fauna, and Kenya’s diverse wildlife will delight, surprise and thrill you! Heart-pounding excitement awaits in Masai Mara National Reserve and its private Mara conservancies, one of the premier Kenya nature vacation destinations! The massive Great Migration enters the reserve from July to October. As over a million wildebeests and thousands of zebras, elands and gazelles traverse the landscape, the peaceful savannah plains are transformed into a thunderous hub of activity. The immense herds travel to the northern grazing grounds fed by the rains and fresh pasture, and their path is marked by the dust clouds that linger in the air. The journey is wrought with dangers and obstacles, including ever-watchful lions, leopards and cheetahs crouched in the grasses and the crocodile-infested Mara River taking the front row seats of the greatest spectacle on earth! Further south, the stealthy predators of Amboseli National Park give prey animals a reason to be nervous! A mother elephant moves her outspread ears forward, and without warning, she emits an almost deafening blast from her trunk. The other elephants in the family stop all activity and gather around the young calves. Two larger elephants break from the safety of the group and charge toward the tall grasses. Suddenly, the lioness hunter scampers from its hiding place and runs the opposite way. With the threat to their young under control, the elephants settle back into their grazing. As the clouds clear the mountain during midday, you raise your camera to capture a spectacular scene – the caring, gentle giants against a backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in the borders of Tanzania.