Muthaiga Safari camp
Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve
... a 2 hr game drive before breakfast and our long drive back to Nairobi.
In the park we saw, many types of antelope / deer, giraffes, zebras, wildebeast, elephants, mongeese, eagles, vultures, lions, lionesses, and their cubs, a leopard, cheetahs and we even managed to follow them as they took down a wildebeest and killed it. We spent nearly an hour following lioneses and their cubs which was just amazing!! The whole time was just ...
... the world to them. One of the social workers there was told that
we don’t know the extent to which we’ve helped, to which she replied 'what?
Without them there’s no food, no schooling, no feeding centre!’ This really brought home to me the
significance of what’s being done out here.
KOP is changing so many lives on a daily basis. Without them there would
be no ...
... too. Needless to say cameras were
snapping away and we were all completely swept up in the moment. It’s hard to describe why it’s different to
being in a zoo but there is an inescapable feeling that we were in their home
and what they say goes. Nothing bought
this point more to mind than our first lion spotting, seeing them lazing in the
sun, seemingly so placid and tame but knowing they were fierce wild creatures who
would only recently have ...
... taken up a prostrate position with the dik dik, neck broken, now in its jaws. It was a memorable display, inexpertly caught on my camera but fixed, I trust, in my failing mind.
It had been enough for the afternoon. But we were treated to more. In the middle of a vast grassed plain, as though placed there for the benefit of sight-seers, yet entirely impervious to them, a pride of lions rested. They could not have arranged ...
... right there on the horizon as the sun set. I will gladly give up my man card and admit I teared up while taking these pictures and watching the sun move so fast to darkness. I don't mean to sound sappy or like I have any clue how to be a good writer, but it is such an emotional experience. And I kept telling myself I wish Laura was here. Note for next time: we don't split the last couple of days. I know it's good that we both will have stories ...