This was our last evening safari on the Masai Mara and we were still hoping to locate that elusive Leopard or one of the rare Black Rhinos. We didn’t see either of those, but did manage to see a few more elephants and another lion or two and added another bird species to our ever-growing list. Continue reading →
During our period of R&R, I wandered down the pathway from the lodge to the small, three hut model Maasai village nearby. I was interested in buying a small mask. Seven Maasai women were interested in selling me cloth, masks, bracelets, beads and all manner of handiwork. After much discussion and bartering, I left with their picture and a mask and they kept some of my money :-). Continue reading →
The Vantelope phenomenon is really quite an amazing sight to see. At any given moment, in the touristy parts of the Masai Mara, there may be a hundred or more safari vans with their tourist payloads looking for that elusive lion or the even more elusive leopard. The vastness of the landscape is hard to fathom and the ability of the animals and the vans to somehow be lost from sight is really quite hard to believe. Continue reading →
By about noon we had traveled a long way from our lodge and ended up at the top of a hill where we could get a panoramic view of that section of the Masai Mara. We also needed to check to see if there were any available trees under which to spread our community blanket. Continue reading →
African Safari – Masai Mara Early Morning Game Drive
While waiting for the start of our morning game drive, I laid down on the grass and honed my skills on an interesting looking locust-type insect. Then it was out into the Masai Mara for the day. I wasn’t completely awake yet so had some trouble deciding which end should be in focus :-).