NWS client Clare visits the wildlife-rich plains of the Masai Mara
10th August 2019
I arrived at the Musiara Airstrip in Kenya and was welcomed by my guide Patrick and Maasai guide James. We headed straight out on safari and within five minutes I had already captured my first sighting of a female cheetah with her kill.
I then spotted many zebra and wildebeest grazing through the grass and a buffalo cooling down in the water. Next up was the first casualty of what was to be many across the Masai Mara: hyena, vultures and a rather elegant-looking marabou stork were finishing off the remains of a poor wildebeest. We then drove on and I was lucky to capture my first sighting of elephant grazing amongst the marshlands and trying to keep cool. After what had been an amazing start to my trip, Patrick then drove me to a lovely spot in the park overlooking the hippo pool. What an amazing experience to have a wonderful lunch provided by Speke’s Camp surrounded by the sound of hippos basking along the muddy banks of the river.