De Addis Abeba a Ciudad del Cabo (From Addis Ababa to Cape Town)


Magnificent Mara
January 4, 2012, 3:48 pm
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Hippos, crocs, wildebeest, impala, dik-dik, topi antelope, Thomson’s gazelle, hartebees, giraffe, elephants, large herds of buffalo, hyena, jackal, vulture, secretary birds, crown birds (national bird of Uganda), mongoose, warthog, several big daddy lions, lionesses and cubs, a leopard and a cheetah – this is just some of what we saw during our recent trip to the Masai Mara:

Sunrise in the Masai Mara

Sunrise in the Masai Mara

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Cebras

Zebra

Crown bird

Crown bird

Giraffe

Giraffe

A buffalo herd

A buffalo herd

Buffalo checking us out

Buffalo checking us out

Leopard, really shy and hard to see

Leopard, really shy and rare to see

Big daddy lions

Big daddy lions

Lionesses walking down the road

Lionesses walking down the road

Lion cubs

Lion cubs

Hippos

Hippos

A big colorful lizard

A big colorful lizard

A cheetah, battling in the midday heat

A cheetah, battling in the midday heat

Elephant

Elephant

A kind of vulture, we rode one of these

A kind of vulture, we rode one of these

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At last it seems you are tourists, enjoying a holiday! Enjoy!

Comment by Cheryl

After seeing all these amazing animals, I bet you have forgotten about your nightmare journey on the gravel roads! Looks amazing xx

Comment by Renee du Plessis

I don´t think we´ll be forgetting that journey for a good while yet but Kenya has been brilliant so far. We head to Uganda in a few days and I´m quite excited about that. xx

Comment by Simone

Trips to the zoo will never be the same after an African safari! Really good pics, especially the leopard which can be hard to get! Meanwhile Edinburgh Zoo now has two giant pandas on loan from China and you have to buy tickets in advance to get a look at the cuddlies! On Boxing Day my friend went and he said one climbed a tree and the branch snapped, it fell to the ground and just lay there – prob a bit embarrassed eh? Anyhoo for a moment they thought they were going to have to tell China their panda had topped itself but thankfully it moved – maybe had a bit of a sore head after. x

Comment by Valerie McIntosh




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