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TripAdvisor Reviews Mara West Masai Mara National Reserve
Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve
... world. Formed by repeated volcanoes spewing ash over a 8000 square mile area, the area is noted for the absence of trees, because the layer 3 feet down hardened into an impenetrable hardpan. The water table is below this and no extensive root systems can penetrate. There are very few places that water breaks through the ground. The top layer, however, has great nutrients and supports vast grass fields when it rains. The southern section is the favorite place ...
... night for dinner. They say they have had a leopard sighting in our camp and this is a precaution to keep us safe. The last night the man who escorted us only carried a big stick. I asked if he was going to beat the leopard to death and he laughed. Then I said, "there is no leopard is there?" He said "no". But that same night an elephant came through camp and knocked down several trees. No dull moments here. We went on several ...
... we saw tons of monkeys that would practically come right up to you. The one had a baby and it was so adorable. One monkey took my cucumber from my Bloody Mary and ate it! They were very cute and obviously know that the humans feed them.
After the pool we jumped on the safari and it started pouring rain. It was fine; we left our rooftop open except when it got really rainy. That night we saw all sorts of jungle animals including an elephant and four lions. They ...
... pride hunts. We sit, watch and wait. Other vehicles come and go but, as night descends, we are alone. Beth and I use our binoculars to keep track of the pride members as best we can. I see several of the females yawning. Bill says the yawning always precedes movement. We pass the word to be vigilant.
All at once there is movement high up on the hill. The rest of the pride is descending. Slowly and silently they file down the hill through the brush and over the ...
... getting too close to our tent entrance.
The tents are big canvas tents with big windows which you can unzip during the night and listen to the wildlife all around you. It was truly magical. Porini Lion Camp is now my 2nd most favorite safari place, Botswana being the first. I chose this camp based on a recommendation made by my dear friend Dore (The Smyths). They had visited all 4 camps. We only visited 1.
As the name suggests this ...