You are probably all thinking what the hell has happened to us, well just to re-assure you, we are ok, alIve and well. Due to the fact that Africa has a really poor internet service we have been unable to upload photos or write blogs until now, so we are currently back tracking. As you see the photos are up, the blogs just need to be written, please bare with us.
So, the Masai Mara, well what can we say that hasnt already been said by others? The place is vast to say the least. We were lucky enough to see a ton of animals here as they had migrated up from the Serengeti, within the first couple of days we had seen 3 of the BIG 5, those being Lion, Elephant and Buffalo, the Leopard and Rhino had evaded us for now.
While we were out in the Masai our accomodation was actually rather good considering we were in the middle of nowhere camping, I think they were gradually preparing us for what was to come on the camping front. The tents were Marque like and could hold 3-4 people, a toilet and and shower were also fixed to the back of the tent. You are all probably thinking, shower and toilet? let me just say that the shower was a bag filled up in the morning by the locals with hot river water (brown in colour and an odour to match) and the toilet was your basic loo, although it had a tendancy to leak all over the place, not nice seeing as its attached to your tent!
During our time out there, we went on a good few game drives, mostly consisiting of an all day excursion out into the Mara, although the early morning starts were something we all had to get used to, it was well worth it, the Masai Mara truly is a place to go see, its something you can only get a feel for when you actually are in it........
D & S