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Visiting Kenya

The safari reigns as Kenya’s attraction du jour, with the wilds of Masaai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo East and West providing the means to an unforgettable end. In Masaai Mara, wildebeest wander and nature thrives, but it’s also the traditional Masaai people themselves who inspire curious observation. The safari reigns as Kenya’s attraction du jour, with the wilds of Masaai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo East and West providing the means to an unforgettable end. In Masaai Mara, wildebeest wander and nature thrives, but it’s also the traditional Masaai people themselves who inspire curious observation.    Close

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Starting Our Safari Adventure in Kenya

Written by MilwVon on 25 Sep, 2011

I worked with a Kenyan safari tour operator to put together this 12 day/11 night safari that included a majority of time in Kenya. A separate journal and trip report on the Tanzanian component of this safari adventure will be written as well.…Read More


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A Harsh Safari Reality - Where's Their Next Meal?

Written by MilwVon on 12 Sep, 2011

We were fortunate to witness two wonderful life experiences while at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. These are the things that wildlife shows on National Geographic are made of.The first was that of a pair of lions, presumably a male and his mate…Read More


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Reflections on my Journey

Written by MilwVon on 12 Sep, 2011

Safari: "1890 (attested from 1860 as a foreign word), from Swahili, lit. 'journey, expedition,' from Arabic, lit. 'referring to a journey,' from safar 'journey' (which is attested in Eng. as a foreign word from 1858)." from Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper.…Read More


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The Accommodations Were Anything BUT Third World

Written by MilwVon on 12 Sep, 2011

We utilized eight lodges or camps in the seven parks visited during our safari. The tented camps (Mara Sarova and Voyager Ziwani) were very authentic to the experience of going on safari back at the turn of the 20th century, with the exception of the…Read More


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The Maasai People

Written by MilwVon on 12 Sep, 2011

Kenya has 42 tribes, with the Maasai in their traditional red shuka probably being the most recognized to those from outside of East Africa. Maasai are also found in Tanzania especially in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and surrounding land. We saw a lot of Maasai…Read More


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Our Time in the Maasai Mara

Written by MilwVon on 12 Sep, 2011

Yes it was indeed a whirlwind of an adventure! During our 12 days on safari we visited seven parks . . . four in Kenya and three in Tanzania. When folks head out to Africa, there is an expectation of seeing "the big five" (Elephant,…Read More


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Mount Kenya National Park

Written by Spiderx on 08 May, 2010

MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARKAlthough a distinctly separate massif from the Aberdares, Mt Kenya also forms part of the central highlands. It's Africa's second highest mountain at 5199 metres, and its gleaming and eroded snow- covered peaks can be seen for the miles until the late…Read More


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Amboseli National Park Kenya

Written by Spiderx on 19 Apr, 2010

AMBOSELI NATIONAL RESERVE/ AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK I have always wanted to visit Amboseli National reserve in Kenya. I had heard alot about Amboseli National Reserve formerly known as Amboseli National Park. From her famous big Jumbos( Elephants) to the view of the snow- capped peak…Read More


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The Great Migration at the Mara

Written by nofootprint on 20 Nov, 2009

Today we have a whole day on safari starting at 8AM.Our plan is to head to the Mara River where the great migration takes place. That was last month however so we have to content ourselves to look at the river and hear the stories.On…Read More


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The Terriible Drought in Amboselli

Written by nofootprint on 15 Nov, 2009

AmboselliThe worst drought in Kenya since the 1960’s is being felt hardest in Amboselli. Everywhere we see dust devils across the barren land as we drive into the area. We are escorted across the area between Tsavo and Amboselli by an armed guard. He made…Read More


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