Game drives are exciting and unpredictable, but during the day the sun is hot, and it is the perfect time to soak up the beauty from your camp. I have been lucky enough to see some incredible camps, with an inspired interior design, turning the basic concept of camping into something luxurious. My favourite camps were those that encouraged the ‘bush life’ feel, with bucket showers, and no internet connection whatsoever. It is time to totally unwind and connect with the incredible nature around you. A dip in the pool or simply relaxing on the open decking, taking in those breath-taking vistas, is all you need to do to enjoy the wonder of the Mara. If you are lucky enough, you may find the animals come to you. One of the most thrilling moments of my trip to Kenya was when a herd of elephants, parched in the intense heat of Samburu, approached the camp’s pool for a drink as we observed with our toes dipped in the water other end.