July 21st, 2010
Most African wildlife parks require visitors to give wildlife a wide berth, preferably viewing them from the relative comfort and safety of an automobile or from behind a fence. With predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas around, it's easy to see why.
However, at Crescent Island on Kenya's Lake Naivasha, the barriers between you and some of the largest and most beautiful animals in Africa vanish. On Crescent Island, you can get as close as you like to many of the animals, so you're almost guaranteed to come back with great stories and spectacular photos.
In a recent article, New York Times travel writer Alexis Okeowo explains what makes the place so special:
Crescent Island rivals any zoo for diversity: zebras, impalas, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles, waterbucks, an
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