unusual Rock python encounter
Rekero Camp, Mara River
Our first port of call was Rekero, a charming rustic camp near the Mara river. A great location for viewing the migration and river crossings, however we decided to take a balloon safari instead which took up the best part of a day. The balloon Safari turned out to be a real treat and lovely to do at the beginning of our trip as it gave us a fantastic overview of the lay of the land and it was amazing to see fish eagles at eyelevel in flight. We wish we had stayed another night at Rekero because of the great location!
We got some great viewings of the Marsh Pride Lions and even lots of rain in the afternoons did not interrupt some spectacular sights. We were lucky enough to see an adult female in the pride capture a young warthog and bring it back to her cubs to teach them how to perform a kill. A bit emotionally stressful watching the dazed baby warthog but fascinating watching the mother teach her young how to deliver the killing bite to the neck.