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Hadeda Ibis in Maasai Mara

Hadeda Ibis in Maasai Mara

A game drive in Maasai Mara is always exciting given the wide variety of birds and animals. On this drive we got within striking (photography) distance to get some lovely pictures of two of the Big 5’s and frame filling compositions of the Hadeda Ibis. The...
African Lion feasting on an Elephant in Maasai Mara – Part 2

African Lion feasting on an Elephant in Maasai Mara – Part 2

This post is a continuation of our sighting when we were watching an African Lion feasting on an Elephant carcass in Masaai Mara. We were at a distance and our driver was trying to figure out the best way around to get a closer look without getting stuck in the swampy...
African Lion feasting on an Elephant in Maasai Mara – Part 1

African Lion feasting on an Elephant in Maasai Mara – Part 1

During one of our safaris in Maasai Mara, we saw an Elephant herd jostling for space on a rock! And guess why were they jostling – it was to scratch their undersides! When we stopped to take a closer look at them, the Elephants too stopped, to check what we were...
Mushroom eating Baboon in Maasai Mara

Mushroom eating Baboon in Maasai Mara

We spotted these Ground Hornbills forging in the tall grass as we drove into the Maasai Mara Reserve. They were not very far from the road and we stopped to observe them. Soon enough one of the Hornbills paused to check us out – helping in capturing this...
Anxious Lions in Maasai Mara

Anxious Lions in Maasai Mara

During one of our evening game drive in Maasai Mara, we had a chance sighting of a Steppe Eagle. It was equally surprised to see us at such close distance, before it flew away. Given that this visit to Mara was many months after the Annual Migration was over, the...
Famous Cheetah Brothers of Maasai Mara

Famous Cheetah Brothers of Maasai Mara

The famous Cheetah brothers who we have been following along the Maasai Mara-Serengeti border, were going about their patrolling business. We hoped that they would not cross over into Serengeti as we would not be able to follow them. Lucky for us, they decided to take...
Cheetahs patrolling territory in Maasai Mara

Cheetahs patrolling territory in Maasai Mara

We spotted the famous Cheetah Brothers of Maasai Mara in their favourite area, the Kenya-Tanzania border. This time around the brothers seemed to be actively involved in patrolling their territory. They were frantically sniffing the scent of a probable intruder. I...
Welcomed by African Lions at Mara Serena Airstrip

Welcomed by African Lions at Mara Serena Airstrip

During our last trip to Maasai Mara, on our first game drive in the afternoon, I noticed Emanuel our driver/naturalist heading towards the Mara Serena Airstrip. I enquired to find out the reason and he pointed out that he had seen some African Lions in the area and...
Best Wildlife experiences of 2020

Best Wildlife experiences of 2020

Happy 2021 to all of you! Keeping in line with our practice of reliving the best wildlife moments of 2020, we have put together a compilation of the best experience we had in each of our favourite locations. The best wildlife experience of 2020 has a clear winner in...
Portraits of a Leopard in Serengeti

Portraits of a Leopard in Serengeti

The bold African Leopard that we described in our previous post, turned out to be one of the best Leopard sightings in Serengeti National Park. But the most memorable sighting was when we saw an African Leopard take down a Wildebeest. What makes this sighting...