Articles Tagged 'Francis'

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 1 of 7

Sunday, 7th July, 2019

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 [ read more ]

Maasai Mara: Day 7 of 7

Sunday, 27th September, 2015

Our final day in the Mara had arrived, and we had one morning game drive before we would need to depart Elephant Pepper Camp and the fantastic people, animals, places and experiences that had made up the previous week. The day was quite subdued, and there was that ever-persistent feeling we had experienced before on our final [ read more ]

Maasai Mara: Day 6 of 7

Sunday, 20th September, 2015

By the sixth day in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya's south-west, our incredible safari was rapidly drawing to a conclusion; but despite the ticking clock, a lot can happen in two days, and day six would be an amazing day, as we would later discover. In addition to the routine morning and afternoon game drives [ read more ]

Maasai Mara: Day 5 of 7

Sunday, 6th September, 2015

Our plan for day five in the Kenyan wilderness was to depart the Mara North Conservancy and head south into the public Maasai Mara National Reserve.  We were in search of cheetahs, the only big cats we had not yet seen. Rather than heading out for two drives (morning and afternoon) near camp, we made a single [ read more ]

Maasai Mara: Day 4 of 7

Sunday, 23rd August, 2015

Our fourth day in the Maasai Mara region of south-western Kenya had arrived after a good night's sleep following the magical big cat activity and stunning skies we had witnessed the day before. As had become our habit by now, we were again the first to rise from slumber at 5am, walking through the darkness [ read more ]