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‘Planking’ in the middle of the ‘bewildebeest’!

on Monday, 08 August 2011. Posted in Maasai Mara, 2011, Kenya

Mara, Kenya

‘Planking’ in the middle of the ‘bewildebeest’!

They bewilder everyone these wildebeest. Seemingly without rhyme or reason they cross back and forth the crocodile infested waters each year. Some chase their own tails in utter madness, most just follow the one in front of them trusting his/her judgement with amazing reliability. One day they are as far as the eye can see and the next they have completely disappeared. Some walk into a lion pride, get chased away often losing a compatriot, and then they walk back into the same pride 30 minutes later. Seriously! They are certainly not stupid though. To reach the astronomical numbers they have, they must be clever. Well I think so anyway!

The glory of the Maasai Mara

on Saturday, 09 July 2011. Posted in Maasai Mara, 2011, Kenya

Mara, Kenya

The glory of the Maasai Mara

It was sad farewell to Loisaba but the anticipation of the Mara was strongly in our minds as we cruised above the Great Rift Valley and into Keekorok airstrip. To see the miles and miles of open grassland is a spectacle in itself but the wildlife is what really draws people. It is no doubt the best place in the world to witness quintessential Africa teeming with animals. Just on our way into our private luxury camp we saw 18 different lion in the midst of buffalo, impala, hartebeest and topi.