Sunday, December 31, 2006

Safari at the Mara


Last week we went on a short safari in the Maasai Mara. We stayed in upscale tents on the edge of the National Park and spent a few days driving through the wilderness viewing the animals. We saw all kinds of creatures and had close encounters with lions, cheetahs, elephants, and antelopes. At one point we stopped the van to watch a lioness and two cubs in the grass along the dirt road. After a few minutes of photography and observing the cubs wrestle and play, we heard Anne scream. While all of us were focused on the lioness and cubs, another lion had come up behind the car and was standing right outside our window. This lion was watching us carefully and slowly made a half lap around our car before joining its family in the bush.

Watch our Journey to the Mara:






Elephants, Cheetahs, and Lions

3 comments:

rob henneberg said...

dude, if i hear of you getting eaten by a lion, i am going to have to come over there and kill you. tonight it is going to feel like zero degrees with the wind chill, so i might have to visit sooner rather than later. when i do, i am going to need you to set up a race between me and a cheetah, because i think i can take one in the fifty year dash.

rob henneberg said...

that would be a fifty yard dash and not a fifty year dash. either way, i would win both races.

Cindy said...

Hi!
I ran across your blog in the course of looking up info about a safari. i am going to visit my son who is a missionary in Kibera, kenya. May God bless you!
I bet the Kilima mbogo hike was pretty awesome!