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On safari at Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara

Written on: Friday February 15th, 2013

A journal entry from: Clea's Kenya

While Laura and Tatiana were here, Amita and I also took advantage to go on a safari. Laura and Tatiana first went off to Amboseli then we joined up with them for Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara (commonly known simply as the Mara in Kenya). We ended up getting a great deal. We stayed in very nice (in my opinion anyways) places, had a great guide who actually obeyed all of the rules in the parks (such as no driving off the paths), and saw a ton of animals. It was about $800 for four days, which considering park fees are $70 or $80 a day is pretty good! If anyone's interested and planning to come to Kenya, check out Natural World Kenya Safaris.

 

Lake Nakuru is famous for its flamingos. Apparently most of them are actually at some other lake for some reason right now, but we still saw plenty. Lake Nakuru also has a relatively large population of rhinos, which we got really close to.

 

The Mara is most famous for the migration, which happens in the summer. Despite that, we saw some great animals up close, notably lions, cheetahs, elephants, and ostriches. We also drove down to the Mara river which is the border with Tanzania and so saw the Serengeti on the other side.

 

I know I've already posted animal pictures, but I'm going to do it again because (a) a lot of them are cute and (b) I saw even more animals this time.