It was my first visit to Africa and having a friend organize all of the details for me was a real treat. I normally spend months coordinating my trips but this was for a close friends birthday and he was treating so, of course, I had to join. It was an outrageous and decadent itinerary to be sure, we were the only two guests at one game reserve, having the Big 5 animals all to ourselves for a week before heading onwards via private Cessna planes to the Maasai Mara.

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