16 June 2024
Day 1812 December 2019 in Kenya ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

Slept like a log last night; almost as if I had no conscience. Went to bed at 9pm, mid afternoon for me, and woke up this morning around 5am. We had breakfast at 5:30am and left at 6am sharp to drive to a meeting point where we would change vehicles for the Maasai Mara where we’ll be eaten by lions, sorry, where we’ll view lions.

The first few hours were uneventful. Most people snoozed and a few talked. I snoozed. The roads were reasonable with just enough potholes per kilometer to remind you that you were in Africa.

One of the roads we travelled on in the Maasai Mara. (Click any image to enlarge gallery)

The weather is perfect with clear blue sky and is not too hot yet. I guess the rains will come this afternoon, as usual for the short rainy season.

We passed a tin shack emblazoned, in huge letters, the name ‘ministry of repentance and holiness’

Stopped at 10:30am for lunch. Details in separate post.

Our trusty chariot while on Maasai Mara – Toyota Landcruiser (Clink on any image to enlarge gallery)

Switched vehicles and journey to our camp commenced. Great sense of excitement as the Maasai Mara has been a dream destination for years.

Journey there was uneventful except for the last few km when we left the main road and entered the periphery of the game reserve where roads were very rocky.

We dropped off gear at tents and back to the truck for 1st same drive. Details to follow in another footprint.

Lunch stop at Narok ☀️ 20 °C

Stopped here for lunch and  changed from truck to smaller 4WD 8-seater jeeps for visiting Maasai Mara. I changed some money or rather withdrew from an ATM using my trusty Revolut card. I bought some provisions and then had a filled chapati roll. Excited at the thought of going to see truly wild Africa, at last.

Maasai Mara Campsite ⛅ 23 °C

Arrived at our campsite. Unfortunately, it was such a full day that I got no writing done. However, here are some pics of animals we saw

Cheetahs on Maasai Mara (Click on any image to enlarge gallery)

Various antelopes (Click on any image to enlarge gallery)

Giraffes – everyone’s favourite (Click on any image to enlarge gallery)

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