Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve
... that were noticeably bigger than most. They were the ones most curious of us as they herd moved along. A couple times we had to move the van because of the territoriality of the male protectors. We watched them for quite a while before heading off in search for other animals. There were hippos spotted in a pond and on top of a steep hill stood a giraffe eating the leaves off a tree. Fortunately, we were able to get up there in time to capture some pretty ...
... there to meet us. He wore a shuka and the traditional adornments we’d come to expect from the way Jeffrey and Joseph were dressed. He collected our money and proceeded to give us a tour of his village. We stepped through the “gate” that was really a gap in the sticks and bushes they stacked around the village to keep out predators and to keep in cattle. The huts were arranged circularly around a central clearing that was used to house the ...
... It is obvious the pair is hungry. The male gets up and moves off into the bush. Seconds later the female is on her feet and racing after her brother. Ping and Daniel have us in pursuit in a matter of seconds but even that is not fast enough.
We reach the female and she has an Impala fawn in her mouth. We learn the male cheetah also has a baby Impala. We watch as the female eats her catch. She wastes no time as lions and hyena are both in the area. It begins ...
... too expensive. They tried to convince us to buy a necklace with a lion tooth on it for KES 2,000! We politely refused everything but in one point I felt very uncomfortable because I found their way of selling too aggressive. Plus, it was dark so I couldnīt see very well and they were approaching to me to closely, thus totally breaking my personal zone. I did not like this part at all.
The entrance fee was supposed to help the community to build a new ...
... br> After breakfast, we drive over to the northern bank of the Mara River (the same river we saw two crossings in last week). The wildebeests have essentially completed their migration now, and there are very few left in the Masai Mara (all are in the Serengeti), but what the river is full of is huge crocodiles. There are at least 25 of them in the river below us, and some of them are 14 to 15 feet long. As we ...
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