Situated in Kenya, the Masai Mara National Reserve is another underappreciated national park of Africa, and is a real haven for all things wildlife. It was named in honour of the Maasai people who are indigenous to the region, and if big cats are your thing, this is the park for you. The park is famous for its cheetahs, lions, and leopards, as well as Gazelle, wildebeest, and Zebras, who annually migrate here in the great migration, which happens from July through to October. Don’t worry however, there are plenty of other species to keep you entertained, as you will find more than 400 different species of bird, and, perhaps most importantly, Africa’s big five. Africa’s big five are made up of: rhino, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and lion. The dusty plains may look barren, but wildlife absolutely thrives here, so if you are packing a camera, make sure you have plenty of spare batteries.