Masai Mara

The 8th, after half an hour of flight from Nakuru, we came to Masai Mara at about 4:00 PM. Masai Mara is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of the wildebeest every September and October, a migration so immense to be called the Great Migration. It's also one of the biggest national, nature parks, not only in Kenya, ma in all Africa, and it occupies an area of about 320 square kilometers. The name's coming from the name of a local river Mara, and ancient population of this area, Massai. We stayed at the Masai Buffalo Camp where we met a lovely zebra called Emilia and numerous monkeys. Emilia was living there for years and was very domesticate, and was permitting to tourists to touch her, without any problem.

The bungalow we stayed in    Zebra Emilia is a camp's pet    The trail leads to the camp    Monkeys are free to walk among tourists

After the accommodation, we left immediately for our first photo safari in Masai Mara. During our stay we did 3 safari, one of which continued for all the day. We had lunch pocket and we eat in savanna, near river Mara, in the shadow of big trees, having crocodiles and hippo as our neighbors. In the park all Big Five animals are preset: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo. The panoramic view was really amazing: from one point one can see thousands, and thousands of animals.

A family idyll in the shade of wood    A wondrous view of the animal    A small giraffe, a little bigger than a bush    Portrait of a giraffe that smile

Lions are not paying attention to visitors    Lioness in search for food    The lion looks like a kitten but is dangerous

It is extremely rare to see a lion on a tree    Expecting firefighters to take it off the tree    Here's how male lions spend most of the day

Monument in savannah    I was hiding in a tall grass    Gnu, the most ugly African animal    When he lowers his head does not look so ugly

Elephant walking    The antelope in the sitting position observes the surrounding area    Crocodile at bank of the river    Two monkeys walking

Two lorries pose for the photo    There is a storm in the distance    Strut on the tree    Bird with feathers of exotic colors

Masai Mara's roads were difficult to drive because of the days before rain; it was like a river and not like a road! The third day we stuck in the mud with both jeeps and we pushed the cars. Somebody had a fear because near of us there were 3 elephants, that could move in our direction, and we were out of our cars, but everything went well, and we had no problems about.

Group picture from a day trip    Muddled with our Land Rover    Washing after car pushing    Our Land Rover after we went out from mud

10th February, after a shower to wash up the mud we took pushing our Land Rovers, and a good lunch prepared for us, we left Masai Mara to Kilimanjaro Kimana, our last destination!

Kenya Safari | Tsavo Est Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Kimana Watamu Videos Link