A big game safari on the sweeping savannas of Africa is a dream vacation—one that more travelers should feel empowered to realize.
With tons of pent-up travel demand and people eager to spend time outdoors, Africa's open spaces are more appealing than ever. And with the pandemic leading many to reconsider their priorities, such "bucket list" trips have become especially appealing. But planning a safari trip can feel intimidating. Where do you stay? How do you see the wildlife? And which country is the right fit?
For members looking for where to start, AAA partner African Travel Inc., recommends Kenya, the birthplace of the traditional safari and a leader in conserving wildlife and cultures, because it offers great answers to these questions. Its wide range of ecosystems are home to familiar African favorites and rarer species found only in Kenya, and it features iconic sights like the Great Migration of wildebeest and the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Add in year-round game viewing, cultural experiences, options for luxury and value-conscious travelers, and amazing experiences where you participate in Kenya’s conservation success story, and it's clear why Kenya is a powerhouse.