Day 5 -
Masai Mara to Lake Victoria
29/09/2009

We left camp at 7am after a breakfast of cereal and toast. Whilst enroute to the Tanzanian border drove through the Masai Mara and saw baboons on a football pitch! One sitting on top of a goal post!





Saw Elephant, Giraffe, Jackal, Cheetah, Hippo, Crocodile and the National bird of Uganda 'Crested Crane'. Also saw Topi, Impala and Wildebeest.


Warthog




Thousands of Wildebeest in the distance - they're the black dots!






















Crocodile in the Mara River










Baby Crocodile swimming right in front of a bird


Massive Hippo

Crossed the border after changing money with a local guy. Got visas stamped. We also said goodbye to our drivers and trucks from the Kenyan part of trip and said hello to our Tanzanian drivers.

Saying goodbye to Morris, our favourite driver,
on the Kenya/Tanzania border.

A long drive followed, arriving at our Lake Victoria campsite in the evening.

Played cards, had dinner and some beers. Large spiders and some geckos were hanging around. During the night there was a large storm and lots of rain. Had to get up in the middle of it and pull down flaps over tent before we got completely soaked!


8 of the group



Matt enjoying a Kilimanjaro lager


Niamh on the Tusker!


Amy dealing cards for a game of 'Ass-Hole'!




A dangerous looking spider, who dropped down
onto the table in the middle of a hand of cards!



A gecko


A giant Millipede

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Day 5 Map

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Day Highlights
Wildebeest Migration
Elephant Family
Hippo and Crocodile

Day 5 Facts:
Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after the United Kingdom's Queen Victoria, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to see the lake.

At 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake, and the largest tropical lake in the world.

As Lake Michigan-Huron is connected at the same elevation pool and is thus treated as one lake by hydrologists and geographers, Lake Victoria is the world’s third-largest freshwater lake.

In terms of volume, it is the world’s seventh-largest freshwater lake, containing 2,750 cubic kilometres (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.



COMPLETE
TRIP DETAILS


Kenya
Day 1 - Nairobi
Day 2 - Lake Nakuru
Day 3 - Masai Mara
Day 4 - Masai Mara (Balloon)
Day 5 - Lake Victoria


Tanzania
Day 6 - Serengeti
Day 7 - Serengeti
Day 8 - Olduvai Gorge
Day 9 - Ngorongoro Crater


Zanzibar
Day 10-14
Dolphins