Final Animal Count on Safari…??

 

I’m going to say, that, in my life, there have been maybe four experiences more magical than the 3 days we spent going on game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve.*

It was that amazing.

JOE_5046

Ultra-rare white rhinos that were under 24-hr ranger protection.

We saw all the big five.

JOE_5051

More White Rhino

JOE_5057

That face…

JOE_5111

At the Mara Safari Club, there was an entry in a book that said “all encounters by humans with Cape Buffaloes end in death.”

JOE_5138

One of my favorite pictures of the trip.

JOE_5261

Leopards are too gorgeous.

We saw antelopes on antelopes on antelopes.

JOE_4976

We saw Pumba (and his family).

JOE_4969JOE_4970

We saw small animals.

JOE_5148

We saw tall animals.

JOE_5025

The Masai was so generous to us and, in total, we saw 25 different animal species.

I hereby present the full picto-listicle:

  1. White RhinoJOE_5049
  2. LionJOE_5098JOE_5208JOE_5212
  3. Cape Buffalo
  4. African LeopardJOE_5236JOE_5244JOE_5256JOE_5262
  5. African ElephantJOE_5129
  6. Hartebeast – Trust me on this one.
  7. WildebeestJOE_5014.JPGJOE_5013
  8. Mongoose – Trust me on this one, too.
  9. HippopotamusJOE_4987JOE_4989JOE_4984
  10. WarthogJOE_4968
  11. Secretary BirdJOE_5126
  12. GiraffeJOE_4971JOE_5005
  13. VultureJOE_5147
  14. Grant’s gazelleJOE_5144
  15. Thomson’s gazelleJOE_5008.JPG
  16. Topi

    JOE_5021

    Interesting animal – notice the different colors on the hide.

  17. Dik-dikJOE_5106
  18. BaboonJOE_5270
  19. ImpalaJOE_5146
  20. ElandJOE_5015.JPG
  21. OstrichJOE_5031
  22. HyenaJOE_5216
  23. Jackal (foreground)JOE_5268
  24. ZebraJOE_5190JOE_5189
  25. Chameleon

    This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

I’ll be back, for sure.

 

 

 

*Obviously, being born #1 magical experience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s