Kenya November 2013

Having already posted about Cheetas, Flamingos and other birds, i still have to cover… the rest ! In Samburu we spent nice time with a large group of Oryx and with Elephants. Lake Nakuru, besides the flamingoes, is famed for GIraffes and Rhinos, both White and Black, and we got to see them all. In Lake Naivasha, the focus was of course on birds but we could also approach rather tolerant Hippos from our boat. At the Masai Mara of course, it was a little bit of everything. Besides Cheetas we also head great encounters with a few leopards, but we could not get the best out of the many lion prides that roam the park. The great surprise for us was to be treated twice with a massive river crossing by hundreds of Wildebeests, a feat which normally only happens in the summer months. But this year, because of an unusual weather pattern, large herds of Wildebeests were still grazing around the Mara river and crossing occurred almost daily, one way or another. “The Crossing” is what attracts the most visitors to the Mara complex, and in August you have dozens of vehicles lining up from dawn to dusk waiting for the frantic moment, but in November you get it almost just for yourself !

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