Articles Tagged 'Mario's Tree'

Maasai Mara 2019: Where Exactly Were We?

Subsequent to our first trip to Kenya in 2015, I produced a detailed map showing a daily breakdown of the locations of our various sightings, visits and other activities, by plotting on a Google map the GPS coordinates I had captured during our travels. During our most recent trip to Kenya in 2019, I also [ read more ]

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 [ read more ]

2015 Retrospective: Intense and Focused

Now that we are well into the year 2016, it is time for a retrospective look at my photographic journey in 2015. The year can be summarised as intense and focused, as the majority of images I captured during 2015 were in the Mara North Conservancy and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where we embarked upon an incredible seven-day safari with our friend and safari leader Mario [ read more ]

Maasai Mara: Day 5 of 7

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

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 ]

Maasai Mara: Day 3 of 7

A new day for us in the Mara had arrived. While it was only the third day, the routine of the early rises, a Maasai escort to the camp fire, some quick online activity over a hot drink, and departure into the ever-fading darkness, had become very normal and comfortable. We met Francis at the [ read more ]