Time to get serious, young adventurers. This is what Africa is all about. Hippos, lions, leopards, lakes, jeep safaris, fun-loving red-clad Maasai folk, wide open grassy plains that stretch as far as the eye can see, and sunsets that would make your mother weep. Don't leave without trying chipsi mayai (omelette stuffed with chips). Wash it down with a drop of the ol' konyago (local gin).

Highlights

Head for the hills to hang with the fun-loving, red-clad Maasai folk. A local elder will explain to you what the tribe is all about, and they'll even show you around their house

The rolling plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti are quite simply epic. And that's before you get to the animals. Safaris here will blow your mind, especially if you're the Lion King type

Locations don't get much better than the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Check out those volcanoes, and beautiful grassy landscapes, zillions of feet below (at least a thousand feet below)

Starting and finishing in Nairobi, you can take your time to hit top-notch museums or feast on barbeque till your heart's content