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Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve
... We sat and conversed until bedtime.
We slept to sounds of zebras, hyenas, and other unidentified noises, but we all slept very well.
The next morning we did a walking safari of about 5 miles through the Conservation Area, and to actual Maasai village (We had our guide and a Maasai spotter with a spear to protect the five of us on our hike.) This was not a "fabricated/staged" village. We had an unbelievable experience interacting with the Maasai people, particularly ...
Another early start and long drive from Arusha across the Tanzanian/Kenyan border town of Namanga and onwards to Nairobi. As we made our way back past Kilimanjaro I made another silent wish for a glimpse but it wasn't to be, she must be camera shy! The land border crossings are fairly straight forward. You normally have to fill in a departure card for the country you are leaving, queue up to have that checked and get an exit stamp in ...
... onto your plate. It is famous for serving game meats and giving customers the opportunity to dine on Zebra, Eland, Gazelle, and Camel among other things. However in 2004, the Kenyan government banned the sale of game meats, so today the menu is restricted to beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. The only exotic meats still on the menu are ostrich, which tastes like a venison version of chicken, and crocodile, which is chewy but satisfying. However, if Janna's mom asks, ...
to the school but there were lots of bugs and I didn’t know what to make of the
Other things today:
We saw a giraffe, well two, a few hyena’s, a bunch of birds,
lots of baboons and best of all, three female lions!!!! I didn’t get good
pictures because they were too far away but they were amazing to see.
Today when we were heading to the truck I was wating a granola bar and out of nowhere
... were lucky enough to get a good yawn out of
one and a closer look at her dental work.
That night we ate very well courtesy of the camp staff and got an early
night for our 6am sunrise trip the next morning when we would be spending a
full day in the park in search of many other species yet to be committed to
An early start went down well with everyone for a change,
it’s surprisingly easy to get up and going with the promise of ...