Masai MaraOnce again it was an early start with a great sunrise. Heading over to see the Paradise Pride (the name is not because they are happy, it's about the location) we knew we were going to be treated to another special day in the Mara. On the way over to the area that the pride was last seen, we saw balloons drifting across the horizon.
|Southern Ground Hornbill|
When we found the pride, the male was sitting by himself and when one gets a itchy nose you just have to scratch it.
|Grey crowned crane|
One of the most beautiful birds in Kenya
Later in the morning we came across some lionesses and their cubs. I think a great caption for this is the cub looking up at mum and saying "Mum, am I going to be covered in flies like you when I get older". Flies are part of the animals life here but at no time were they an issue to us. We did not even need to use any insect spray.
The wildebeest finally decide to cross! Tension was in the air as they decided to go, or not to go. Once one went, then a few crossed, then it all happened. The dust, noise and suspense never stopped until for some unknown reason it all finished, they just turned around and walked away.
|Topi's standing guard|
Heading out for our afternoon drive we saw an Eland. Every animal has its defence tactics and this animals is its ability to jump. Yes jump, about 3 metres high. It can leap across creeks and water to get away from predators.
|Cheetah in hunting mode|
We love the servals, they jump at their prey like arctic foxes although we haven't been fortunate to see this yet, one day hopefully ......