More babies and my guide babbling to other guides about what other animals are around to see… More elephant videos… Lions on a kill in Masai Mara (video)
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Elephants on the savannah with a baby (video)
Another childhood dream realized in Masai Mara Please share if you care! See more of my photos and videos from this African safari Young lion on a wildebeest kill Zebras, giraffes, and lions all day long!
Move over pictures of kittens on Facebook, now there’s something more feline I bet this cat could accelerate at 4 times the rate of a human being, obtain speeds of 70-75 mph or 120km/hr, and could retract its claws it it was playing with another cheetah. That is if it were chasing something and not … Continue reading
Looking for love in all the wrong places?
I know it’s breakup time here in Alaska. Maybe Dr. Khalif can help! I found this when I got lost on the outskirts of Nairobi. Please share!!!
African safari from December 2013 (part 2)
The sheer numbers of animals in Masai Mara National Park was astonishing. I could not have expected to see the hundreds of zebra, wildebeest, and other antelope we did. Also, maybe 40 individual lions in 3 days? Amazing. With regard to lions, I was surprised to learn there a ~400 lions remaining in all of … Continue reading
Safari at Masai Mara, Kenya (Full day)
This is my journal entry from December 3, 2013…. An arid landscape full of life. Maasai wave with big, toothy grins or stick their hands out to beg for shillings. Their cows graze among the cactus and ocotillo like plants I have seen in Mexico. Sausage trees stand leaved, fruiting and their sparse shadows the … Continue reading
More of that Lion pride (video)
I have more video from the lion kill we saw in Masai Mara. Someone asked me to show all of it so here is some of the older females in the pride. See the rest of the video here.
Here are a few images I snapped of Masai people. The “clean” photos of Masai must be paid for on arranged tourist visits. I am not big on cultural performance because it is akin to a human zoo though I understand their want of money for photos. I’ll be posting more safari pictures in the … Continue reading
Lion on a kill (Part 2)
I just realized the rest of the pride was not in the first video. Here is a bit more lion footage… Please see our other safari footage here. More posts of lions and elephants coming soon! Please share!
Young lion eating a wildebeest in Masai Mara (video)
Not too far into our journey we found a small pride of lions where this young male tried to tear this wildebeest kill apart. Nearby you’ll see the older females lazing about looking sated. Please share with your friends or like us on FB! Thanks!
I ain’t Lion, the Masai Mara is the place to take a safari!
A friend and great ape conservationist in Fairbanks, Holly Carrol, told me that the Masai Mara is a good place to bang out your safari, probably bag all the animals. I have always wanted to do safari but really hadn’t considered what all of the animals means but I thought this sounded pretty good. “Bag … Continue reading
“I just call it chicken”
When I asked the cook what the delicious concoction he put on my chicken was, he shyly smiled. After all it had to be some ancient Masai or family recipe or something. “No”, he said with the Swahili English accent, “I just call it chicken”. The dish: This was definitely some of the best I … Continue reading
What’s to see in Nairobi?
I arrived in Nairobi late Sunday night and took a stroll into town in the morning…Inspirational seating Weird churches Friendly police (they were). Towering trees full of storks! Business people waiting for the bus. Overall people were more well dressed in Nairobi than other cities I have seen. I did not get any photos of … Continue reading
Karibu Kenya- my first meal, Pilau
Pilau is typical food here in Kenya I have read. This batch prepared for me as I arrived at midnight was delicious. The pilaf is prepared in a type of spice curry but is not hot in the burning sense. There were bits of beef but it was scant. The tomatoes were incredibly sweet. I … Continue reading
Approaching the dark continent…
I loved this image as we crossed France today… and this one as above the Mediterranean before entering Libyan airspace? Did we? I just ate some pilau. Lots more coming soon. I’m going to sleep now. In Nairobi. Cheers!!