Masai Mara – 3

21 11 2007

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the beautiful, wonderous, amazing creation God placed here in Africa. I’m also thankful that our family was able blessed with the opportunity to travel to Kenya in July and that we were able to take in a safari at the Masai Mara game reserve. We saw so many fantastic animals, such as…

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  • this cheetah (and his two brothers). Having at least 10 van loads full of people ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over his every move didn’t seem to phase this guy one bit. He even decided to lay down in the middle of the road, roll over a couple of times and take a little rest. I still can’t believe I saw this in person.

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  • these hyenas (and many others). They were scavenging the scraps from the scene of a zebra kill. As we drove up to the site, we saw these guys on our left and just up on our right were the 5 lions which made the kill sitting in the shade guarding the zebra carcass they had relocated to a cooler place. These hyenas fought with vultures, and each other, over little chucks of hide that was left behind in the move while others circled the tree at a ‘safe’ distance, trying to find a way to get at the really tasty eats. Again… can’t believe I saw these guys either.

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  • this lioness (and the rest of her pride). Can you name a lioness ”Scarface”? This girl has obviously been through some battles, and she was seemed to ready for another if any of those hyenas (or other scavenger) were to get too close to the zebra kill. She was definately the most attentive while we were watching the lions under the tree. Too bad those hyenas didn’t make too bold of a move. It would have been a pretty awesome sight.

As if these sights weren’t awesome enough!

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8 12 2007
Kenya Safaris

Masai Mara is the best place to visit in Kenya.

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