Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometers (3,100 sq mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai, but people from other parts of the country have settled there attracted by the successful tourist-driven economy and intensive agriculture along with the system of swamps that makes this low-rainfall area (average 350 mm (14 in)) one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world with 400 species of birds including water birds, pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops and 47 types of raptor.
South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
Fly-in safaris are recommended where time is a factor or where clients are interested in spending as much time as possible viewing game rather than on the roads. Many national parks in Kenya are located 4-5 hours away by road from Nairobi. Increasingly many holiday visitors are opting to fly into the national parks to maximize their game viewing exposure.
Masai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya's most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves, and here you have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. The Reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and hence hosts the world-famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra, and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains, following the rains and succulent new grass. April is NOT migration month but still, visitors will be able to see a large variety of wildlife in their natural habitat which is what Maasai Mara is famous for.
Mt Kenya National Park is a high altitude park lying at an altitude of between 3100 and 5300 meters. It is home to a wide variety of exotic Kenyan plants as well different species of wildlife. Most famous as the home of Mt Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa, many visitors return here each year for the excellent climbing opportunities this park offers and the breathtaking scenery that includes moors and glaciers and tarns and glades and peaks.
Wildebeests migrate on a loop path through Tanzania and Kenya following the seasonal rains even when that involves passing through dangerous territory.