After four and a half months of traveling overland from Cape Town to Cairo in the summer of 2009, I was so ready to get out of Africa and get to someplace where things worked. I was fed up, frustrated, exhausted and just sick of it all.
I can’t wait to go back.
My safaris were all done in southern Africa, but one reason I want to head back to Kenya and Tanzania is to time a trip to the annual migration. It is one of the spectacles of the natural world and one I can’t wait to experience.
The migration is twice a year and is high up on the list of Kenya holidays that I’m ready, willing, and able to take at the drop of the hat (subtle message to any company or destination out there looking for a travel writer).
Maasai-Mari National Park is the Kenyan side of the huge park (Serengeti is on the Tanzanian side) that is one of the world’s most famous, and for good reason. Between the exposure those parks got on Africa the Serengeti or Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series or the variety of other places you have seen them on TV, the spectacle of life is why we all want to go there.
There are plenty of reasons for me to want to go back — this time, I will do more of the parks and equalize my southern Africa animal experience with a bit more in East Africa.
Too much is never enough.
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