The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Uganda

Kenya 2015

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  Masai Mara   Nairobi

Masai Mara

View into Rift Valley, 20 miles NW of Nairob, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
View into Rift Valley, 20 miles NW of Nairob
View into Rift Valley, 20 miles NW of Nairob, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
View into Rift Valley, 20 miles NW of Nairob
Our trusty vehicle, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Our trusty vehicle
My room at the Mara Eden Tented Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
My room at the Mara Eden Tented Camp
My tent's personal hot water heater, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
My tent's personal hot water heater

A zebra, a leopard and a crocodile

We missed the kill, but we were told that a crocodile has made a grab at the zebra which was injured but managed to escape to the bank, where the leopard finished it off.
The kill attracted a large audience., Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
The kill attracted a large audience.
The leopard briefly resurfaced the following morning., Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
The leopard briefly resurfaced the following morning.

Zebra Crossings

The following morning, we waited at the Mara crossing as a group of zebras plucked up their courage to cross. As they waited, a lone wildebeest apeared and charged across. Nice work Mr Wildebeest!
From before our arrival, a zeeba who hadn't made it, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
From before our arrival, a zeeba who hadn't made it
"Is it safe now?", Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
"Is it safe now?"
Is he sleeping?  Maybe?, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Is he sleeping? Maybe?
"It's a big decision!", Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
"It's a big decision!"
Lone Wildebeest: bulling towards the crossing, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Lone Wildebeest: bulling towards the crossing
Lone Wildebeest: Safely across!, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Lone Wildebeest: Safely across!
Wait, why are all these guys massing up <i>behind</i> us?, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Wait, why are all these guys massing up behind us?
A brave pioneer, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
A brave pioneer
Second guy, but the splashing => croc trouble, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Second guy, but the splashing => croc trouble
Splashing free of a croc, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Splashing free of a croc
Confused crossings: this can't be optimal, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Confused crossings: this can't be optimal
This zeeba also struggled free, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
This zeeba also struggled free
Zebra are so polite, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Zebra are so polite
Lurking crocs, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Lurking crocs
This poor zeeba didn't make it., Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
This poor zeeba didn't make it.

The Great Wildebeest Migration

Who are you looking at?, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Who are you looking at?

The Supporting Cast

Photogenic zebra foal, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Photogenic zebra foal
On lookout duty, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
On lookout duty
Passing ostrich, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Passing ostrich
Black backed Hyena, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Black backed Hyena
Black backed Hyena, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Black backed Hyena
Happy vultures, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Happy vultures
Mr & Mrs Lion, Masai Mara, Kenya 2015
Mr & Mrs Lion

Nairobi

Jamai Mosque, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Jamai Mosque
Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Kenyatta International Conference Centre
Kenyatta Monument, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Kenyatta Monument
Kenyatta International Conference Centre tower, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Kenyatta International Conference Centre tower

Giraffe Center

National Museum of Kenya

Turkana Boy, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Turkana Boy
Homo rudolfensis, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Homo rudolfensis
Enormous African Rock Pythons, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Enormous African Rock Pythons
Warning in Snake Park garden, Nairobi, Kenya 2015
Warning in Snake Park garden

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