Sunday, September 20, 2009

Masai Mara

My brother Danny and his wife Dianna came to join us while we where in Kenya
We went up to Masai Mara to see the wildebeest migration. 1.9 million wildebeest migrate from Tanzania and the Serengeti to Kenya and the Masai Mara a trip of over 1,5000 miles following the rains in search of food and water. There are thousands of miles of plains with red oat grass which is their favorite food. There were just as many zebra too! They have to cross the Mara River to get to the grazing plains. Crocodiles just wait for the crossing and dinner!

Following the migration are the predators. Every safari drive we saw some sort of predator stalking for something to eat or with a kill!

The leopard was so close to us that at one time we could only get his head or his body in the picture!
We also got a chance to visit a Masai village. They still live in stick and dung huts and cook over open fires. The nearest power lines are 750 miles away.

This is the Masai War dance--can they jump! Love the bright colors they wear!


Sarah said...

It looks beautiful! I wish I could be there, I want to go back so bad.

The Heaps said...

I would have loved to have seen that Wildebeest time right! :0)