East Africa Explorer – The Smiths

Thanks for putting together another great itinerary. Macushla House in Nairobi was a lovely environment, good food and we talked to the owners and guests. Our day touring around Nairobi was  fun. Our guide took us around to the Sheldrick centre in the morning and afternoon, that was great.  We visited Karen Blixen house and the Giraffe Centre we then found a place called Matt Bronze that we passed a couple of times, so we went in as we  both like bronzes.  They had a café so we sat under the trees and had tea and coffee with Peter our guide, a lovely spot for a break.   From here we went into the Masai Mara and stayed at Kicheche Camp on your recommendation. We loved the camp, the managers, the environment.  Grass was very long as they have had unseasonal rains, which made game viewing interesting.  Saw the big five there, plus lots of others.  A black rhino had wandered in from the Mara, only the 2nd time in 12 years that our guide had seen one on the camp side.  Good food and drinks too – plenty of it.

On the way to the central Camp in the Serengeti we were fortunate enough to see a Leopard in a tree and got some great shots of him. The Central camp was good fun. We were the only two in camp so they served us well, chatted to us, looked at our photos, etc and were really friendly.  Apparently they told Clement our guide thanks for bringing great guests, but we didn’t know that at the time. The only issue with the tent was that it was on a slight downhill gradient, and as you got out of bed to find the facilities, it felt like you’d had a bit too much to drink!  They are moving to a new site soon with better facilities, from what we were told. We had great viewings of cheetah, cheetah babies, vultures feeding, wildebeest, a couple of male lions, flamingos, etc., so that part was great.

Accommodation Maasai Mara, Kenya
Elephants seen in Maasai Mara, Kenya, East Africa Tourist Visa
Sunset in Kenya.
Air Safaris, light aircraft, Masai Mara Kenya Safari
East Africa Tourist Visa, Pack of lions close to Safari vehicle, Kenya.
East Africa Tourist Visa, Elephant seen in on Safari,Kenya.
East Africa Tourist Visa, Breakfast served while on Safari,Kenya
Buffalo seen on Big 5 Safari,Kenya
Camp Site, Kenya
Tyre change safari vehicle, Kenya
Safari refreshment stop,Kenya
Serengeti Sunset, Tanzania
Cheetah spotted on Big 5 Safari, Serengeti Tanzania
Leopard sighting on Big 5 Safari,Tanzania
Leopard Jumping from tree, Serengeti Tanzania
Lions spotted in a tree on Big 5 Safari,Serengeti Tanzania
Wildebeest, Serengeti Tanzania
Lions, Serengeti Tanzania
Lion stalking Wildebeest, Serengeti Tanzania
Flamingoes, Serengeti Tanzania
Giraffe sotted in Serengeti Tanzania
Safari, Serengeti Tanzania
Kenya Safaris Sunset Masai Mara Safari
Clients on Safari, Kenya.
Maasai Mara National Park Safari,Kenya
Safari Vehicles Kenya
Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya
Elephant in Serengeti, Tanzania
Photo credits: Tony and Kerrie