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Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve
... for them.
We travelled through the township of Narok - largest Masai town- it was buzzing with people. There are Masai villages/kraals everywhere, all throughout the countryside. All the shops have their names painted very boldly on the front of them, some have quite amusing names.
We arrived at the Tipilikwani Masai Mara camp in time for a late lunch. We went to lunch and then were taken to our rooms, we were told that after dark we ...
... without seeing somebody on the side of the road either walking or selling something.
Then we had to go through Nairobi and the traffic was awful. The exhaust fumes make it a very choking drive. It took us two hours to get through the city. As we got closer to Lake Nakuru the geography changed. It went from desert scrubland to mountainous pine trees. There were a lot more small farms with better looking crops.
We arrived at our lodge ...
... American culture is prevalent.
After our introduction to Masai Mara, my Dad and I found our "room." I use the term room loosely because part of the safari adventure at this resort is the clever idea of allowing guests to stay in "tented rooms" amongst the Masai Mara wildlife. People claim that in the mornings a lion's roar can be heard while sleeping in bed. I hope to experience this during my stay.
At 4 p.m. our group hopped into our ...
... of the way just in time (the two hippos would've easily flipped their jeep if they hadn't). We returned from our morning game drive at around 11:30, 5 hours after setting out (the time flew by). It was now getting really hot and so we chilled by the resort's pool for the next couple of hours. The pool was absolutely freezing but most of us had a swim at some point. Come 2pm we went for lunch and then headed back to our own tents to get ...
... my camera. I looked at them after, they were
quite funny... Some lopsided, some with no one in them, some with people
but no one is looking, some absolutely perfect. We decided we would get
them some water as well; food is one thing but the body also needs
water, so we bought them each a bottle of water. Then, I told them all
they needed to say thank you (it is not very common, culturally, for
people to say thank you when they are ...