Hello from Mara National Park, Kenya

Bridget Nicholis
Acacia Safari Tours

This week I am saying ‘Hi' from the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya.

As I have mentioned, no two trips here are the same.

Normally the highlight in this park is seeing more than a million wildebeest migrating at once.

Today I saw all of the Big Five – buffalo, rhinos, lions, leopards and elephants. To be able to see so many majestic animals in their natural environment is something so rare, but something a trip to Kenya offers.

I also got to indulge in my passion for photography and videography which fills me with a real sense of wonder. After that, I took time to just sit and enjoy the serene peace that can also be found here in the Maasai Mara.  

It was an early morning start to see the hot air balloons float up with the sunrise. Floating over the endless plains of the Mara is definitely a must see or must do. It is such a strangely beautiful thing, watching these magnificent man-made creations rise above the natural beauty of the Kenyan plains.  

We stayed at The Base Camp, a venue that has hosted Barrack Obama, so you now know the quality and style on offer.

We got to delve deep into the very lives of our Kenyan hosts this evening. We visited a local Maasai village and saw their culture, customs and way of life. This is where you get to really experience Kenya. Truly a holiday like no other.

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