The Great Migration Safari 2013: Day 3

We started off with a female leopard first thing in the morning – which is never a bad way to start the day, but the real highlight was our first crossings of the safari.  After a day and half of build up and anticipation, the wildebeest and zebras took the plunge and crossed the mighty Mara River.  There was the usual mix of panic, chaos and crocodiles, which all made for some fantastic photography!  A clan of 7 hyaenas also popped up for a late afternoon photo shoot, as well as 5 ground hornbills and 2 very playful baby giraffes.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Leopard
  • Hippo
  • Several crossings of wildebeest and zebra
  • Crocodiles
  • Elephants
  • 7 hyaenas
  • Buffalo
  • Ground hornbills
  • Baby giraffe

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The Great Migration Safari 2013: Day 2

Cats and kills were the keywords of the day.  A cheetah chasing and catching a thomson’s gazelle started us off, and was quickly followed by a large male lion dragging his topi kill away from some vultures that looked a little too interested for his liking.  The single lioness with the 3 small cubs were working their way through a large zebra kill, while the mother with the 4 cubs played happily next to a warthog that didn’t make it.  Earlier on on the day, we found 6 sub-adult lions reuniting after being briefly separated, and in between all the cat action, many herds of elephants were seen along with numerous buffaloes.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Female cheetah chasing and catching a thomson’s gazelle
  • Many herds of elephants
  • Several buffalo
  • Male lion dragging a topi kill
  • 6 sub-adult lions reuniting
  • 2 hyaenas
  • 2 black backed jackals
  • Lioness with 3 small cubs on a zebra kill
  • Lioness with 4 small cubs playing around a warthog kill
  • Numerous bird sightings
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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