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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...
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...
Animalscapes in Maasai Mara

Animalscapes in Maasai Mara

This post showcases some images of Maasai Mara that simply convey the paradise that it is. The feature picture is a pride of Lions hiding in the bushes looking out probably for prey to come close by. And the picture below is that of a male African Elephant calmly...
Birds of Maasai Mara

Birds of Maasai Mara

This post is all about the many birds that we spotted in Maasai Mara in between the hustle and bustle of searching for and spotting the Big 5. The White-browed Coucal perched on a bush getting itself warmed in the early morning sun was a lovely composition. The...
A day in Mara with a patient Leopard

A day in Mara with a patient Leopard

After the exciting sightings of the Caracal and the Serval, we reached the area of the most popular Leopardess of Maasai Mara. But she wasn’t on her favourite tree and we moved ahead in search of her. After going around for a while, we got news that she was...