Monthly Archives: November 2013

Trips out into the Maasai Mara: part 3 the birds

It’s easy to think of the Maasai Mara as simply a game reserve, a place to see the large cats, the antelope, zebras, buffalo and the like: yet it is also a great place to watch a huge range of … Continue reading

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Trips out into the Maasai Mara: part 2 the grazing animals

The life of the cats in the Mara is intimately linked to many of the grazing animals that wander around this large game reserve.  Thomson’s gazelle and impala were the first to be spotted as we entered from the Talek … Continue reading

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Trips out into the Maasai Mara: No 1 the cats

While staying at Riverside Camp at Talek we had four trips out into the adjacent Maasai Mara on the search for a variety of animals and birds.  The variety of wildlife was hard to take in along with the fact … Continue reading

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At the Riverside

We travelled south from Mbita stopping overnight in Kiisi before taking to the rough back roads to Talek at the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.  Riverside Camp at Talek was our accommodation for two nights to give us … Continue reading

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At Wanga School

The school at Wanga sits on a hillside overlooking Lake Victoria, it’s a great view but to the pupils and teachers it’s just an everyday part of school life.  The school is linked to Ponteland Community Middle School through a … Continue reading

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Ruma National Park

Ruma National Park lies just inland from Lake Victoria, it’s not far from Mbita but the road is somewhat rough in places making it about an hour-long journey past blankets with tiny fish laid out to dry and pigs snuffling … Continue reading

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The west coast of Kenya

The huge expanse of Lake Victoria marks the western edge of Kenya.  Here the sun sets over the islands on the lake and the waves roll onto the narrow beaches.  The land around Mbita is arid with thorn and large … Continue reading

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