Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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The Big Five, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

The Big Five

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Thursday morning I was up bright and early for my adventure to the Masai Mara National Park. Eventually my safari vehicle picked me up right outside the apartments gate (good service) and I was off. We had a good group going, it was myself and two couples ...

Pajero Shenanigans by Peggy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Pajero Shenanigans by Peggy

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... we were all on the wrong side of the bed! We stopped bickering long enough to get into the vehicles and head for Masai Mara National park. Tristan, Roman, Fabyan and I were in the Pajero (Tristan’s and my vehicle) in complete and awkward silence. I ...

En route to Masai Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

En route to Masai Mara

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... the tires and all that, one hour had already passed. It took us another 5h to do about 220kms to get to Masai Mara reserve...I have never seen such poor roads... about 80kms of pure potholes, washboards and everything in between. People here say that the ...

Masai Mara safari, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Masai Mara safari

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... time I get there, they disperse, no doubt knowing it is getting late for loud voices! ... hum! Corinne **** 18 août après-midi, Masai Mara Safari Bien que nous avions lu sur la migration des gnous, il est difficile de l'imaginer jusqu'à ce que nous en ...

Erin sees her buffalo, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Erin sees her buffalo

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... nbsp; It was pretty cool.  After some time spent with our buffalo herd, we turned around and said goodbye to the Mara.  After breakfast we began the long drive back to Nairobi. Going on safari was an amazing experience and I'm really glad ...

The Wildebeest Migration, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

The Wildebeest Migration

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... stop at the border.  There's a sort of pyramidal stone in the middle of nowhere that denotes the border between Kenya and Tanzania, Maasai Mara and Serengeti.  Its plinth is a couple feet above the ground, and Dixon told us that that's where ...

Four of the Big Five, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Four of the Big Five

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... we didn't exactly have a lot of cash to spare.  There were other issues as well.  It was apparently high season in Kenya and Tanzania, and we would need to find at least a couple more people to make a safari cost effective. We would probably ...

Masai Mara, resting day, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Masai Mara, resting day

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... ... so, hopefully, be aware Well Aware to leave some money for years to come to check on projects!   Corinne 20 août Masai Mara   Jour de repos Après 13h de piste hier, aujourd'hui est un jour de repos ... nous nous levons quand ...

Masai Mara whole day safari, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Masai Mara whole day safari

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... indeed... why can’t I be an “easy sleepy, happy go lucky” type of girlie??!!  Corinne ******* 19 août Masai Mara   Journée entière de safari "Où est la carte, Maman?? Nous nous retrouverons quelque part plus tard; un ...

Our entrance to an enkang and another way of life, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Our entrance to an enkang and another way of life

A travel blog entry by brian.day.5245

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... outset.  We will share with you how we live, he said.  You will each pay us 2500 Kenya shillings.  That will be given to the greater Masai community.  Hmm.  AUD30 X 2 seemed a lot of money out here in the African ...

Great African Trek Week 6, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Great African Trek Week 6

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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... Africa will separate away from the main continent at this point. We drove for the rest of the afternoon to get to the Masai Mara National Park. We set up camp which lucky for us did not include putting up tents since they had permanent tents there with ...

The Masai Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

The Masai Mara

A travel blog entry by kyliebruce

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... off to the Masai Mara. After a long drive, we spent a couple of hours in the afternoon doing a game drive through the Masai Mara.  It wasn't the most successfull of game drives, we didn't see a huge amount.  The highlight was most definately ...

safari day 2, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

safari day 2

A travel blog entry by tobi

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Goodbye to Sala and the Phenomenal Guides, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Goodbye to Sala and the Phenomenal Guides

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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... goods; he even chose a bracelet with the colors and flag of Kenya. ************************************************************************************************************** MOSES, guide, MRUFA, spotter, both Maasai. Being the only people in the ...

Masai Maravellous, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Masai Maravellous

A travel blog entry by brian.day.5245

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The Masai Mara is the most famous of Kenya's wildlife parks albeit a little less heralded, perhaps, than Tanzania's Serengeti. The two parks are actually one, situated in the countries' hinterland, appropriately remote from any human settlement and ...

The Masai Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

The Masai Mara

A travel blog entry by sabarod

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... for a 6:30am departure into downtown Nairobi.  We were to meet the newbies before loading into minivans for the 1/2 day to the Masai Mara.  Shashe would stay in Nairobi for this one - the roads were horrendous! At first glance, seeing the entire ...

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

A travel blog entry by brockandlisa

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We left Nairobi for our Masai Mara Game Reserve Safari at 8am on Friday.  It was only supposed to be the two of us.  At the last minute, a British guy named Loren showed up after an all-night bus from Uganda and was hoping to join ...

18/07/09, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

18/07/09

A travel blog entry by fbauchet

... and I have been told have made a couple or records. Well they all decided to take the long way and drive for 8 hours to Masai Mara in the purpose of immersing themselves into the culture. Good luck with that. So when the time came we embarked on the ...

Sunrise/Sunset, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Sunrise/Sunset

A travel blog entry by mightyperlines

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... an easy thing to do!) It's all so foreign and beautiful.  The people are SO nice and helpful.  I keep thinking of the Masai people living right outside my door in mud huts.  I would be miserable but they are genuinely happy.  They have ...

The Great Migration (Walk This Way), Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

The Great Migration (Walk This Way)

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... the Masai community and cattle are considered sacred as they believe that cows are a gift from God.     The Masai Mara Game Reserve was established in 1961. It is located 275 km. (171 mi.) southwest of Nairobi and covers 1,800 sq. ...

Lions, zebras and Masai-oh my!, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Lions, zebras and Masai-oh my!

A travel blog entry by mightyperlines

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... to a doctor who made one up for him.  He could guess his birth year based on the death of the first president of Kenya.  He wore his traditional clothes in New York.  He went to school through 8th grade and his kids go to school.  It ...

First safari, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

First safari

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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... to go to them all. And with a few months in Africa, I don't even have to do it here in Kenya. What makes me chose Masai Mara is the annual wildebeest migration, where hundred thousands of these animals run across the plain and river on their way back to ...

The migration!!!, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

The migration!!!

A travel blog entry by laurenmckowen

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More amazing animal ...

Nairobi to Masai Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Nairobi to Masai Mara

A travel blog entry by london_to_ct

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Day 40 We woke at first light in order to make progress to our first game park of the trip, the Masai Mara. On our Nairobi host, Chris' advice we took the escarpment road down which gave us some spectacular views of the plains over an almost sheer drop ...

Leopards, cheetahs and the balloon flight, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Leopards, cheetahs and the balloon flight

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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... I'll blame my poor hygiene on this occasion. So no bike riding for me. From Naivasha it was a late start and late finish to get to Masai Mara National Park and it was not easy as I was a bit ill, I was not the only one but it made for a long day. I ...

A Full Day at the Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

A Full Day at the Mara

A travel blog entry by cubm

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... rhino, elephant and lion. The Big Ten include the giraffe, hippo, cheetah, wild dog and hyena - there are no wild dogs in Kenya.) After we came back to the camp, we showered and then met for devotions, which Janet led, talking about encouragement. Then it ...

Safari Day 2 - hakuna matata!, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Safari Day 2 - hakuna matata!

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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... of sleeping lions too who were funny to watch all sprawled out!! In the afternoon we got to cross the Tanzania and Kenya boarder point in the Masai Mara which was pretty cool. We also went on a short walk with a ranger who had a pretty big gun which ...

Game drive during the annual migration, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Game drive during the annual migration

A travel blog entry by missiaaron

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... a last minute safari, we headed out of town for the Masai Mara National Reserve with our new friends - The Safarians! The Masai Mara National Reserve is massive game reserve in south-western Kenya.  Joining us on this our three day safari were one ...

safari day 3, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

safari day 3

A travel blog entry by tobi

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Game Drives at Maasai Mara National Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya travel blog

Game Drives at Maasai Mara National Reserve

A travel blog entry by andrewpaterson

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We arrive at Masai Mara National Park around 230 with a few of us still feeling the effects of the night before.  Sucked it up tho, cause it was time for another game drive - my goal here being a leopard, a cheetah, some elephants, and more ...

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