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Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve
... them and the water, such as humans fetching water at first light when the grazing hippos are returning to their pool. At the water’s edge we see a dead baby hippo wedged between a tree and a rock in the river. The pod watches us closely as we take in the views of the Mara River.
We then walked back up onto the plain above and continue walking south. We see several families of warthogs. They run from us when we startle them, their tufted ...
... but as it turned out, we had no time at all to use it. We arrived at the tail end of lunch time and had an hour to relax, then off to our afternoon game drive.
Today we saw a *********** by Mother Nature. A lioness brought down a baby gazelle only a few hours old and gave it to her cub to teach it how to kill. Unfortunately (for us), the cub only wanted to play. It was biting and laying on the gazelle and it was ...
... about 3:00 when we arrived at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. Talk about glamping! The tents are all new and are gorgeous as are all of the public spaces. We had a wonderful lunch, checked in and then headed out on our first game drive! The colours were amazing as it was late in the afternoon by the time we set out and we saw so many animals - Thompson and Grants gazelles, topi, eland, impalas, buffalo, ...
Had a lovely warm nights sleep in our tent surprisingly. Up to breakfast at 7am then off with Mike on Safari at 7.30. We headed off through the gates where he has to stop and show the docket each time for proof of park passes paid. As he stops and talks to the rangers we get totally surrounded in the van by Maasai women pushing their goods at us for sale. We soon realised that you don't touch your bag as if to get money out and do not open the ...
How do you know you are on a good vacation? For me it is when I go through most of the morning and I don't know what day of the week it is. In Africa, I find another marker of a good vacation: when you feel embraced in friendship when everyone you pass calls out, "Jumbo, Jumbo" and you are not insulted (Jambo in KIswahili means Hello, good day). Traversing the African bush is a challenge. It takes the good cheer ...