Monday, April 7, 2014


The Mara proved to be an extremely different game experience than Kruger Park.  At Kruger we would drive for awhile, 5 to 20 minutes and then we would have an animal sighting.  It was amazing that we were able to see the variety of animals that we did see.  There were many trees, so the animals would often retreat into the trees when they saw us. 

 We didn’t know what to expect, before arriving at the Mara, in the way of animals while “On Safari”.  I think that I had read and heard repeated times that the dry season is the best time to go, because the animals need to come to the watering holes for water.  I guess I thought we were going to park and watch the river or ponds and wait for the animals to come to us.  Big No!  We got into the Rovers and went to find the animals!  The sides and the top of the Rovers were completely open and we were very much “On Safari” and had many close up encounters with these beautiful animals. 

On the Masai Mara, there are almost no trees.  We rarely drove more than 3 or 4 minutes without seeing animals.  It was especially fun to be in areas that there were multiple types of animals grazing together. 


We saw lots of interesting insects.  This is a Dung Beetle.  It likes to find a ball of dung and roll it along and take it home for the female to nest in, so when the eggs hatch they can eat the dung.  I know, I don’t understand it either. 

We saw gorgeous birds ...



and other little creatures… (Turtle pic).






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