All safari destinations will provide that ‘wow-factor’ to somebody who has never been on safari before, however, there are a few destinations we’d recommend for first-time safaris in particular. Kenya is a great choice and this is because of its ease and accessibility into the Masai Mara. For those traveling from the UK or the US, there are direct flights to Nairobi, and from there, you take a one-hour flight into the Masai Mara to start your safari. The game viewing is also very reliable and offers exceptional guiding, accommodation, and culture too. The second is South Africa. This is because many of the game reserves offer very high chances to see the Big Five (the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino). It’s also great value for money and less expensive than other safari destinations.