Travel Blogs from Masai Mara National Reserve
... for the tracks in the park the next day!
My tent was huge, with a single and double bed inside and was even ensuite! A tent with a toilet and a hot water shower!! We then went on our first game driver for a few hours, and after dinner it was an early night for me as I had to get up at 3,30am to be picked up at 4am for my hot air balloon ride!
We drove for a just over an hour to the launch site, had to go through a security ...
... to get through the continent as fast as possible. The first guy was from Toronto and the best way I can describe him would be a more offensive version of Stiffler from American Pie. He had an unbelievable penchant for swearing and guns, a rather unpleasant combination. The other guy hailed from Iran and was easily the most racist person I have ever had the misfortune of meeting. I could write paragraphs and paragraphs about these two idiots but I ...
... in a strong vote for a sports bra, ignore me at your
Two black eyes later (that’s just a joke Mum) we arrived at
our campsite. We had pictured a
ramshackle collection of aged tents we would be putting up ourselves but
instead were greeted with enormous, permanently pitched, tents with not only a
full frame wooden bed inside but an ensuite toilet and shower to boot – luxury
like we have never known. For some
reason luxury ...
... I think. Well, yes, we saw them all but such listing of the essentials of African viewing is an idiocy. One does not find enchantment in the Mara by counting and comparing. It is best to rest in simply being there. It is a sublime, natural environment. Sometimes it delights, at others, less frequently, it excites; overall, if let be, it is deeply moving and wonderfully cathartic.
In between the excitement of animal ...
... think he wanted the territory and was going to challenge the alpha male. He was wrong and got his butt kicked and run off.
All of this action basically took up all the time we had left. After that, we took the 5 hour drive back to Nairobi to have dinner at the Grace House. Then off to the airport for our 16 hours of flying and 6 hours of layover in London. I finally got to meet up with Laura at the Nairobi airport ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking