Kenya and Tanzania with Philippa & Stephen on Makako: Day 5

Day Five

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A beautiful drive through the Kenyan countryside and towns en route before a quick stop in the town of Narok to stock up on supplies for our time in the world-famous Masai Mara.

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One very bumpy road later we arrived at a Maasai village where the warriors sang for us, performed their traditional jumping dance (with a few mzungu helpers) before showing us around their homes and providing us with details about their way of life.  After the visit and a quick lunch we were just ten more minutes on the road until reaching the gate of the Mara!

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What an INCREDIBLE game drive we had today! Spotting all of the big 5 – elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion (and male and female getting jiggy which was a great source of entertainment!). We also saw hyena, a secretary bird and cheetah – no one could believe our good fortune!!

 

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A dinner of chicken, tomato sauce, rice and mixed vegetables around a roaring bonfire before an early night ready for a full day in the Mara tomorrow – excitement all round to fcfd9db63cda80d13cf2ebf478edf774da61e8b8d882b6759c56f68fe71ca1afsee what could possibly be next!!

Thanks to Meike for many of our pictures in this blog.

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