It was our final day in the Masai Mara, and it didn’t disappoint! After all the crossing action we have had over the first few days, it didn’t even cross our mind to see what the wildebeest were up to, so the wildebeest came to us. After seeing one of the biggest herds of elephants I have ever seen in the Mara, over 100 individuals, and spending some quality time with a female leopard, we made our way to the airstrip for our onward flight to Amboseli. As luck would have it, the plane was delayed a little in Nairobi, and thousands of wildebeest wanted to cross the Mara River only a few minutes from the airstrip. With all our gear in the back, we made a quick dash down to the river, and saw a crossing filled with excitement. As always, we had our cameras handy for just such an occurrence, and enjoyed a full photo shoot. Only after the last wildebeest had made its way out of the river, did the plane fly above us signalling the end.
Heading into Amboseli is always fun, because as you approach, you fly over the few marsh areas they have, and spotting the animals is quite easy. On safari in Amboseli, there are a lot of elephants, and we enjoyed their company for the entire afternoon. It was awesome, and the cameras had a field day. Loads of little ele’s were running around, giving us a great show.
Major sightings of the day:
Hyena den with 3 cubs and 1 adult
Several sightings of hyenas
Female leopard in a tree
Many sightings of buffalo
Large herd of elephants, over 100 animals
Many different herds of elephants
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