trigger to visit Masai Mara occurred 18 years ago when I saw a documentary on
Serengeti National park. Seeing millions of wildebeest, I made up my mind to
visit the African savannas one day. The opportunity occurred this month when I
spent a week in Masai Mara, Kenya.
National Reserve is the northern most segment of Mara Serengeti ecosystem. The
Tanzanian part is called Serengeti while Masai Mara is the name in Kenya.
I spent was memorable with numerous sightings in Masai Mara. Some numbers are:
Rhino – 4
Eland, Topi, Impala, hartebeest – Several thousand
A slight disappointment was about not seeing crossings on
Mara River. Due to rains on Tanzania side, majority of wildebeest was still on
Tanzania side. Half a million were on Masai Mara but were near sand river that
did not hold great amount of water. I did see some amazing acts like crocodile
attacking zebras and Baboon killing baby Impala but I could not take photo in
I am not sure how much I write about this trip as only thing
I did in Kenya trip was to go on safari after safari!! But there are some good
experiences that I can share!!
Labels: Abroad, Africa, Forest, grassland, Kenya, Masai Mara, Safari, Savannah, travel