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Maasai Mara 2019: Day 4 of 7

Our fourth day of this trip to the Maasai Mara was to be largely spent as an all-day trip to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, south of Mara North Conservancy, and north of the Kenya-Tanzania border.  A day or two earlier, Mario had decided that it would be worth visiting the Maasai Mara National Reserve [ continue reading ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 3 of 7

Monday for many people means that the weekend is over, and that the reality of the daily grind has returned.  Not when you are in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.  In the Mara, Monday means yet another day of opportunities for amazing wildlife sightings and photography.  Even a 'bad' day in the Mara is better [ continue reading ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 2 of 7

On our second day in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya during our Africa trip of 2019, we rose early in preparation for a hot drink around the camp fire with Mario, Francis and the Elephant Pepper Camp crew, before setting out into the plains in the darkness.  Our plan for this morning, and indeed [ continue reading ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 1 of 7

We have recently returned from our second trip to the Maasai Mara region of Kenya, where we undertook an intense week-long wildlife photographic safari in June of 2019.  This is the first article in a series of articles, in which I will provide a day-by-day account of our sightings, images and experiences during this trip [ continue reading ]

Back in Kenya at Long Last

After 30 hours of exhausting travelling and very little sleep, we are back in Kenya at long last, for our second Maasai Mara safari.  After our flight from Doha to Nairobi, during which we had the pleasure of viewing Mount Kenya from the air, we are resting at the hotel before Mario joins us later for [ continue reading ]

Kenya Trip 2019 - Gear to Take

Very soon, we are departing for Kenya, for what will be our first visit to Africa since 2015.  Naturally, there is some preparation in terms of photographic equipment.  A photographic safari requires a considerable amount of gear.  Here is a view of the equipment that we would like to take with us: And here is [ continue reading ]

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