Matthew and his shadow directly below him, on the equator at mid-day
The Masai game drive started at approx 4pm and we saw Ostrich, Wildebeest, Topi, Giraffe, Zebra, Eland and an elephant family.
Entrance to the Masai Mara National Reserve
our first Wildebeest
A very tall giraffe!
Herd of Eland
The Masai Mara Landscape
Our first Elephant ...
... and the rest of the family
A fine view
Then we stumbled across this male Ostrich
who was intent on copping-off with someone.
Honestly, get a room!
This actually was not that pleasant to watch!
Maasai Cattle heading home
Vultures feasting on the carcus of a cow
Back to campsite for approx 6pm. Everyone sat around outside in the sun with a drink and got to know each other a bit better, asking about jobs back home etc.
Had dinner of chapati, lentils, mixed veg and fresh water melon for pudding. A Maasai warrior lit a bonfire outside and we all sat around it chatting till about 9pm. Bed early as Matt and I up for a balloon flight at 4am!
The Maasai warrior stood guard of the campsite all night as high risk of animals coming into the camp from the park.
Day 3 Facts:
The Masai Mara NP
The Masai Mara is a large park reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park game reserve in Tanzania.
Named for the Masai people (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and the Mara River, which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle and the wildebeest from the Serengeti every year from July to October, a migration so immense it is called the Great Migration.