Angama Mara, Kenya: Lions and leop­ards and ele­phants, oh my! Skip Dis­ney­land. Take your kids on sa­fari

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Let’s drag the kids half­way around the world! To Africa! If you’ve never had this thought, that would make you a per­fectly sane par­ent. But even though a sa­fari sounds daunt­ing, the an­nual mi­gra­tion made by mil­lions of hun­gry ze­bra, wilde­beest, an­te­lope, and other an­i­mals in East Africa does play out con­ve­niently dur­ing school hol­i­days ( from July to about Oc­to­ber). All of Africa’s Big Five— lion, leop­ard, ele­phant, buf­falo, black rhino— are sighted reg­u­larly in the Mara Tri­an­gle, the north­west­ern part of the Maa­sai Mara Na­tional Re­serve. In ad­di­tion, the Mara River is home to hip­pos and some of the con­ti­nent’s largest crocodiles; you’ll also see jack­als and chee­tahs, and the kids will be able to tell friends they spied a crea­ture called the bat- eared fox.

De­flat­ing a hot-air bal­loon in Angama Mara; a Maa­sai per­former (be­low)

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