The Great Migration Safari 2012: Day 7

Day 7 was a day that involved a little bit of everything.  The birds started us off, with great sightings of an African Harrier Hawk and a Long Crested Eagle.  The large pride of lions we saw the previous day showed themselves, and introduced us to their newest members of the pride, four two month old cubs.  Elephants and giraffes were in abundance, as well as a great sighting of a clan of six hyaenas.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Lions, two prides – one pride with four two month old cubs
  • Cheetah
  • Herds of elephants
  • Herds of buffalo
  • Many great bird sightings
  • Hyaena clan
  • Giraffe

The Great Migration Safari 2012: Day 4

What a day!  The magic started two minutes into the drive, when we had a surprise wildebeest crossing at a different river to the usual Mara River.  Upward of 10,000 wildebeest made the early morning crossing, exiting the tight river crossing mere meters away from where we were photographing the action.  We had a good sessions with a cheetah and two cubs, loads of elephants and an excess of the Mara’s antelope – we even spotted our first leopard of the safari.

Major sightings of the day:

  • 2 Wildebeest crossings (the largest crossing with over 10,000 wildebeest)
  • Cheetah and  2 cubs
  • Male cheetah
  • Elephant
  • Leopard cub (around 6 months)
  • Herds of zebra
  • Bat-eared foxes
  • Warthogs and piglets