We decided to visit Kenya mainly because of the safari. I arranged the safari trip in advance with a local travel agency from home to make sure that we get there. At the local airport in Mombasa I realized that the biggest challenge for me will be to manage the flight in a small plane for ten people. We had a short stop at Kilimanjaro in Amboseli park, so I had to handle it twice. Runway in Amboseli and Masai Mara was simply a meadow full of potholes, so the landing and take-off was not totally smooth, which doubled my fear. But what made me smile, was the departure hall in Amboseli. :-)

Letiste Mombasa

Letiste Mombasa

Letiště v Mombase

Odbavovací hala v Amboseli

Odbavovací hala v Amboseli

Odbavovací hala v Amboseli

We landed in Amboseli just after a heavy rain, so the Kilimanjaro was covered in clouds. After a short trip by jeep we continued to Masai Mara.

Kilimadžáro

Kilimadžáro

Kilimanjaro

In Masai Mara we slept in tents in the camp. However the tent equipment could be compared to a room in a three star hotel. Every day we went three times by jeep in different parts of the Masai Mara and we watched animals in their natural environment.

To get so close to the lions was quite an experience. We quietly watched them waking-up, playing and hunting.

The Masai Mara is rich on elephants. We met large herds and isolated families at every step.

We were told that the most dangerous animal is surprisingly hippopotamus. It is able to develop a great speed and its fangs rip up its victim. Thus, we watched them from a distance.

Zebras were extremely shy. Once they felt a movement, they immediately run away.

No other animal has such beautiful eyes, like a giraffe does. In Masai Mara we met them mostly in a group of other animals, such as monkeys, antelopes, and even elephants.

Tree solitaires with eagels and vultures waiting for their moment, absolutely fascinated me.

There are lots of crocodiles in the Masai Mara and to see them in the river is not a big problem. Can you find one on the river bank?

Among other animals, we had a chance to watch, are various species of antelopes and birds, mouflons, wild pigs, monkeys, hyenas, rhinos, ostriches and many others.

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to visit and explore the Masai Mara in Kenya. I believe that one day the situation in the country will calm down enough to go back there with Ella.