Mara Intrepids Club
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... jumping demo - that they do now to graduate to manhood rather than kill a lion - and the women sang. Then we had to exit via the 'gift shop' - or market where the women sold their handicrafts (and we think that no-one there made any of the things on display) and supposedly 75% went to the fund to have a school in the village for the youngest kids so they didn't have to walk to school 15 k each way. Again, turns out this was not ...
We decided at home
that we did not want to spend all our time in lodges, so we opted for the tented camp that we now occupy. First night was okay, but very cold. Last night was very windy and the tent flaps kept banging all night long. I am beginning to remember why I don't like camping!!!!
We had only one object in mind today and that was to return to the scene of the wildebeest
migration across the Mara River. On our way there we came across a ...
... to what they do at the entrance to the nukumatt mega city plaza we used to get our supplies from..
It doesn't matter where you drive there are always people of all ages just wandering along the road. Some carrying empty yellow water bottles looking for a puddle, others having found some have their full bottle on their heads going back home, where ever that might be depending on how far that day they had to walk.
Through the hills and valleys winding our way South, sugar ...
... As we walked into Sopa Lodge, we were greeted with a hot towel and juice. Thank goodness, I could totally get used to that kind of service. They obviously must know what we go through to get there! The entire resort and safari vans reminded me of "Jurassic Park" or something you’d see out of a movie.
We hurried to lunch and then put our bathing suits on to quickly jump in the pool. I took care of my headache by drinking a Bloody Mary. While enjoying ...
... rhino until he was safety back in the shelter of the thick bush he normally lives in. It really was wonderful to be a part of such a celebration! The big smiles on all the local guys was absolutely priceless.
As mentioned, we spent quite a bit of time at the Mara river waiting for a crossing, due to the mini migration. I was not lucky enough to see one but we did spend a couple of hours at one of the famous crossing spots. We had a couple of hundred zebra either side of the ...