Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My First Safari...



Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Lion Cubs

Big Ol' Crocodile

Secretary Birds

Lion Cub


Don't worry, I'm not in any danger being this close...at least I hope not.

Safari Vehicles


The very dangerous Cape Buffalo

Buffalo and Yellow-billed Oxpecker


Elephant with calf

Elephant with calf


Zebra...white with black stripes

Giraffe playing piggy-back ride.


Termite mound with no termites visible.

Impala...the most handsome antelope on the savanna.


Dead Wildebeest

Young Marabou Stork


Kenya-Tanzania Border

Thomson Gazelle

Wildebeest skull

Stopping for lunch

Helmeted Guineefowl

Weaverbird nest

Results of a forced Wildebeest crossing. The storks are having a great time though.

Handsome Elephant

Cute lion cub

Elusive Serval cat.

Southern Ground Hornbill

Feasting Lions

Awesome sight!

King of the jungle.


Here kitty, kitty, kitty...

The Maasai Mara



Patient onlookers...and Jackals 

Tough-lookin' Dude

Little Bee-eater

Life with the Maasai

This last weekend I was able to go camping near the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. While camping I met a Maasai Man named Daniel. He was terribly friendly and we became good friends over the course of 2 1/2 days. He showed us around his village and even inside his home.

Daniel and I on some rocks near where he lives and where we camped.

Daniel's family.

The largest room inside Daniel's mud hut.

Here is the kitchen area.

This is a side room used for....???

This is a "boma" which is used for keeping livestock in at night.

Maasai herdsmen leading their cattle down the middle of the road. This is a common sight in the rural areas of Kenya.

This boma is taller and made of timbers in order to keep the sheep in and the leopards out.

Another boma used for sheep and goats.

Maasai homes are made of sticks, mud, and manure.

Daniel and I shortly before we left for the weekend.