Accra Ghana Temple

Accra Ghana Temple
Accra Ghana Temple

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Masai Mara and the Great Migration

Masai Mara is the Kenya side of the Serengeti.  Right now the great migration is happening  there.  On our game drive we saw zebra and wildebeest everywhere.  All it takes is one to start a race to the river.  There were too many to count, thousands, all running full speed toward the river.  As they got within 50 yards a lioness suddenly appeared walking toward the river and everybody came to an immediate halt.  As Gregg would say, "live to cross another day."  To be honest, I didn't want to see the crocodiles get any of them.

Our favorite sighting was a mother cheetah and her 3 cubs sitting on a bushy mound in the middle of the savannah.  We were able to drive quite close for a photo.  She didn't seem to mind.  Some of these encounters made us feel almost invisible.  

We also saw a male ostrich seated on a nest of eggs.  I had no idea that both parents take turns sitting on the eggs until they hatch.  We could see 3 eggs; look straight down from his neck.  Our guide said that he would probably sit there all day and she would sit there all night.  There could be as many as 20 eggs in the nest.  

We visitied a Masai village.  Very fascinating.  Both the women and men danced for us.  The warriors can jump amazingly high!  

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