FEW EXPERIENCES COME CLOSE TO THE EXHILARATION OF MEETING A LIVING, breathing (roaring) lion. His camp in the Maasai Mara delivers one of the most romantic and adrenalin-fuelled safaris there is. In fact, so many lions prowl around the area that BBC's Big Cat Diary was actually filmed here! Twice daily game drives are the norm with superb rangers – and meals are served under giant trees or by candlelight in the camp's smart dining tent. Because it's one of the smaller outfits (just 10 tents), service is personal and attentive, and you can be sure that with the rise of the sun each day comes a brand-new adventure.
INSIDER TIP: Try not to over-pack – getting there involves a light aircraft with a luggage allowance of 15kg per person!
BOOK IT: 3 nights including light aircraft flights, all meals and game drives from £1, 799 per person.
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Ideally combined with a beach stay.