Masai Mara Game Reserve Travel Guide
After I said she is beautiful !!!
After I said she is beautiful !!!
Masai women doing some daily chores
Typical Mara Scene
Animals galore on the beautiful African plains
At times, too many people at the same thing. Don't worry, they never stay!
Masai Mara Tip
Homer is right, it would be very hard to find a safari for 1000/2 people. Especially one that's going to be legitimate and enjoyable. We went with Best Camping Safaris Kenya and it was amazing. Great drivers, good food and at about the best value on the budget options. This...
In Search of Hippos : Masai Mara
The third morning we still had not seen any Hippopotamuses and Aishani, my girl was now bugging Kuntaai, our Masai Guide.SO after getting nipped a couple of times in different hideouts we ultimately found them here...A large family of them.They were having a gala time,Their...
Always keep water and tit bits with you while you are on safari.There are a few market areas inside the Mara Forest reserve in case you have forgotten to pick up any from Nairobi.Reason is that you never know when your vehicle is going to get stuck or develop a problem and...
Governors' IlMoran Camp
4 Reviews and 98 Opinions Little Governors Camp was built in 1976 in the Masai Mara in Kenya with its own independent...
1 Review and 329 Opinions Luxurious tent accomodation surrounded by wildlife. Full board and two safaris per day included....
Masai Mara Balloon Ride: Breakfast with the Beasts
This was a full champagne breakfast include in a balloon ride over the Masai Mara. A must do experience. Imagine pulling up in your safari vehicle, getting out into the middle of the African Savannah to fully laid out tables equiped with table cloths, napkins, chefs with...
Night time in Nyumbu Camp
We were staying at Nyumbu Camp and like most camps , night time activities are minimal.Due to the openness of the camp , we had t be escorted everytime we needed to step out of our camp and go for dinner or any other activities which meant us leaving our tent.Because of this...
The road details : Nairobi to Narok: - 1
I travelled from Nairobi to Masai Mara on our Nissan 4X4 Safari Vehicle.The distance from Nairobi to Maimahiu ( The first town in the route) is about 45 kms : about 40 MinutesSomewhere before Maimahu is a viewing point and a small set of Curio shops . The sheer drop off to...
The road details : Narok to Masai Mara: - 2
We had a few minutes of breather here at a Narok Gas station. Had a bite or two from the local cafeteria, smoked a cigarettee and stocked up on Alcool and some Beer.There are quite a few curio / gift Items on the road from Nairobi to Narok. Please remember, you can BARGAIN...
LIVE WITH THE MASAIS : An Experience of a Lifetime
The Masais are one of the oldest Nomadic tribes of Africa and are a kind of human fossil , still holding on to most of its cultures and beliefs. They live in one of the harshest conditions with an absolute scarcity of water in the vast Savannahs and thus are mostly dependent...
An animal alone is a threat !!!
Any one of the predators or large animals alone is a threat. Do not vThese includes but not limited too:enture too close or try to attract its attention by unwanted movement or sound.LionHippoesRhinoesBuffaloElephantWildebeestOut of these, the Buffalo, the Elephant and...
Lions and the hot sun
Game viewing during the day has this danger ...the sun burning your skin around the faces, neck and upper chest. Please apply sunscreen lotion as required or keep under the shades as in picture.:)Rainy seasons like April to June and October November requires Anti Malarial...
Buying from the Masais
The Car will stop near the Mara Reserve gates to pay for your forest entrance fees. And in a second you would be seeing hands full with items/souveniers and different trinkets pushed to you.Remeber two things :Once you roll down your windows and accept them you would be...
PHOTOGRAPHY and the Masais
Do not take direct photographs of the Masais without asking for their permission, especially their womenYou usually find them near the Mara Reserve Gates and in their villages.DO not photograph them since they would make a real fuss about it and you would need to shell out...
Tilly Airflo hat a MUST !!!
We found this hat to be the best quality to take with us and have owned it for 6 years now - good as new.Has made several trips throgughout the world including Kenya, Egypt, 7 SE Asian countries and many trips to the Western US.
Majestic Always: The King of the Savannahs
Nothing is more majestic to view as the sight of a Lion walking in the open Savannahs.It was the third day , about noon time and we had seen most of the animals were there to see. We were doing some sortees inthe Savannahs to pick up more game.The first day we had seen a...
LOIGERO PRIMARY SCHOOL:Masai Mara
On our third day of Game viewing and just after we had seen a lion out in the open , walking down majestically and crossing our way , elan and elegance marking each step of the way we were thoroughly happy and contentedWe were driving when we saw one of the schools of the...
Pictures: Masai Village
A trip to a Masai Village is a must Activity when you are in Masai Mara.They charge you an Average of USD25 per head, but this can be negotiated a little.Kindly remeber : ALL PROCEEDINGS FROM THIS FEE GOES TO THE SCHOOLS THAT THE MASAIS HAVE BUILT FOR THE PROGRESS OF THEIR...
PHOTOGRAPHING THE MARA - PT 2 (COMPOSITION)
Some Tips for photographing in the Mara:Close crop animals in unexpected positions. Picture #1 of the baby giraffes entwining their necks into a heart won me a prize in our local news paper and was featured in the travel section on Valentines day!Horizon lines don't always...
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE MARA
Some general tips for photographing in the Mara:Keep in mind that the Masai Mara is a combination of both animals and great scenics. For this reason, both a fairly good telephoto lens as well as a wide angle lens (to capture the vast savannas) will be necessary.You will also...
Cheapest way to enjoy Safari.
Yes, there is one option which can really drive your budget down.That is :1. By booking your own safari camps: Thjare about 82 choices in Lonely Planetere 2. Hiring your own vehicle for the period : You can check through the car rental sitesand 3. Getting your own Guide and...
Masai Mara in November
Our Car had a small trouble while we were riding the rode from Narok towards Masai mara.And within minutes the sky darkened and clouds rolled in for a short 10 minutes shower.Shown below , my dughter enjoying with her raincoat on.As we reached the Masai Mara Reserve gates,...
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