In November of 2007 I had the opportunity to go to East Africa for 10 days. The trip involved visiting a friend and his family and flying along into several interesting destinations in East Africa, but that will be another post. I also spent three days enjoying the Masai Mara National Reserve. Growing up going to zoos to see animals, it struck me as funny the first time I looked out of the truck and saw three or four different animal species mixed together, grazing. One other funny experience was driving across the open plains and listening to our driver talking to other drivers on his cell phone, finding locations of the animals we were looking for. A great example of rapid changes Africa is going through.
The staff at the camp was amazing, making you feel welcomed. Each morning at dawn we would all gather on the back porch for fresh Kenyan coffee before heading out for the morning game drive. I had the same driver, Charles, for all four safari’s. He was amazing, remembering what animals we had seen and those we were still looking for. His stories about the different species brought each one to life and helped you remember the different breeds. We saw a leopard two different time – a rare experience I found out later. One evening on the drive back to camp, Charles stopped the truck and said “Mr. David, look to your right,” that is the sunset photo here, I would have missed it if not for him. I’ll post more details about the reserve, camp and safari experiences in another blog post but wanted to share a few of the photos.
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