Forget the 4x4 and step away from the safari truck. If you want to get up close and personal with wildlife, go by bicycle. Extreme Safari offers mountain bike tours around Kenya, where you get the chance to cycle into a herd of zebras (they part magically), look down the trunk of an elephant, follow baboons and explore the wilderness in a way you never imagined. The downside is that lions can run at 35kpm and most people cycle at 20kpm. Fortunately most lion prides have one member who is tagged with a tracking device so the big predators can be monitored. Still, on bicycle there is no escaping that nagging feeling that you are a convenient meal on wheels.