And here we are; on the way to “Safari-land” :=)
(Incidentally, while I was on the plane, coming to Kenya, I discovered that the word “Safari” actually means “Journey” in Swahili :=))
I’m an animal lover. Always have been. Always will be. I absolutely love ALL animals (OK, maybe except insects. Ewwww!). Anyway, when I arrived at Masai Mara, I felt a deep sense of exhilaration and bliss. It was AWESOME !!!
The Journey to Maasai Mara
The Safari Camp
When we arrived at the Safari Camp, I was amazed!! The quality of the camp was very superb. Far, far better than what I expected on a Safari — (before setting off on the trip, I hadn’t bothered to ask exactly what kind of facilities and living conditions I should expect. To be honest, I didn’t really care. It’s supposed to be a safari, after all. I’d half-expected to sleep on the ground, under the stars).
Instead, we found well-built tents, with electric fans on wooden beams………comfortable single-beds………showers at the back of each tent, with cold and HOT water !!! Wow!
I was impressed.
View from the yard in front of my tent………
Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Wildebeest Migration
The Wildebeest Migration is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”, and also known as “The World Cup of Wildlife”. If there is a safari you should go on, this is it. Together, the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti National Park form what no other reserve or park in Africa can! It is incredible and magical.
No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration. Over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, during the months of July through October.
The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara, where crocodiles will prey on them.
Meeting the Masai
Ever since I was a boy, I’d read stories about this great tribe of Africa’s strongest warriors — The Masai.
Finally, I met them face to face…………