Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hapa, Pale na Kila Mahali (Here, There and Everywhere)

It's been a while since my last blog as we've been busy, to say the least! Of course we're always on an adventure with moving back and forth from Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti National Park. I also made two trips to Canada in the last month! On the way back to Tanzania I flew with Turkish Airways for the first time.  They offered great service, have nice air crafts and the flight times were better than when I spent 13.5 hours on one aircraft from Toronto to Addis Ababa.

We now find ourselves in Kenya in the Maasai Mara for a few more days, then it's back to the Mighty Serengeti.  The Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra made it's way to the Maasai Mara a bit early compared to last year. While we haven't seen the masses and masses of wildebeest in our direct flight path, there have been quite a few and we can see the larger herds off in a distance. The predators are certainly on the look out for their next meal. In the last two days I've been lucky to see nine cheetahs; three from the balloon, four lazying by a water hole and the other two we followed as they were on the hunt.  It was an amazing site to see a cheetah jump on top of the safari vehicle, even though I didn't have access to my camera at that time it's something that is etched in my mind for good.  I've seen photos of this but to see it in action was quite amazing.  I hope you enjoy a few photos from the beautiful Maasai Mara.

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