While our initial inspiration to visit Africa was to see the big animals in the wild, we came back with a new appreciation for what we have.   There were some tremendous moments throughout the trip from the surprise safari anniversary picnic meal to our son’s birthday celebrations.  The best big animals were during our Mara excursion at Richard’s River Camp – they brought us right up to the first big cats.  We weren’t expecting to get THAT close!!  We saw leopards, lions and even a crocodile take down a zebra.  Ourguides were nice gentleman as well as being great tour guides.  Our favorite room was the tented room at Loisaba Tented Camp and there was a great chef at the Diani Beach Resort. On our next trip to Kenya, we will add a couple of days to explore Nairobi!