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Kenya by Coleman

Our first visit to the Maasai Mara corresponded with the great migration. Although we only caught the tail end of it, thousands of wildebeest still roamed the plains, chewing on the remaining stalks of dried grass before braving the Mara River crossing in search of greener pastures. This time around, the migration had not yet started. The herds of wildebeest, several million of whom will soon take over this remote corner of South-Western Kenya, were still wandering around the Serengeti. The grass was high and undisturbed, and the endless plains seemed practically deserted.

Yet this trip proved every bit as remarkable as our first. We had some pretty amazing animal sightings, as the pictures in this and the previous post attest. And, more importantly, we got to share our love of Kenyan wildlife with several incredible people near and dear to us. The most memorable part of this safari, however, was being in the car with a garrulous 8 year-old and partially living the experience through his eyes. We, therefore, dedicate this post to Coleman, who was excited for his stuffed lion to meet the real-life kings of the animal realm.

Watching cheetahs hunt
Guys, stop laughing! I can’t read
More G&T’s please

Swahili is hard
Armpit farts make Maasai laugh
Why is it windy?

Where’s my stuffed lion?
Cape buffaloes have no cape
Kenya by Coleman

I smell a footprint
Dead impala in the nest
Leopard at long last

Short call near leopard
Nowhere to hide while peeing
Head count, minus one

Counting syllables
We write safari haikus
Another blog done

A special thanks to Coleman for his originality and imagination.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. gosh, I miss this place so much .. gorgeous photos!

    July 25, 2012
    • Thanks, Elena. We too will miss this place when the time comes for us to move on.

      July 26, 2012
  2. The leopard pic is super cool. Thx for sharing!

    July 25, 2012
  3. armpit farts await you when you are next stateside….we couldn’t have had so much fun on safari without you all and of course, no one travels without our mutual friend G&T ;)

    July 26, 2012
    • You think they’ll still be in season next year? At the very least, the G&Ts are timeless. :)

      July 26, 2012
  4. I went to Kenya on a safari when I was 15, and I’ve always dreamed of going back. You guys got some great shots of the wildlife! Looks like a fun trip :)

    July 26, 2012

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