The big news from C4 Images and Safaris’ is the success of another Masai Mara tour in Kenya. The Masai Mara, or Mara as it is known locally, is one of those places that makes you realise just how much nature can throw at you. It simply is the “Greatest wildlife show on earth”.
Consider this: We saw 2 river crossings, two lion prides of about 12 each (one with very small cubs), a herd of 250 buffalo, about 15 000 wildebeest and three cheetah brothers; all in the first afternoon…
This was just the start of it. At one stage the lion count was higher than the bird count! We quickly sorted that one out, but we ended up seeing 82 individual lions…
Over the next 5 days, highlights were: 5 river crossings, 6 cheetah hunts with 2 kills, leopard stalking on the open plains, finding large herds of zebra all on our own and parking amongst the thousands of animals allowing them to quietly mill around you; lion hunts, a black rhino bull right in camp, 9 different cheetah, lions playing for an hour, a river crossing right in front of camp and of course thousands of wildebeest roaming the plains.
These were just a few of the highlights- every day was so action packed that the mind got saturated with great sightings.
Our camp could not have been more perfectly placed. C4 Images and Safaris negotiated an entire camp right on the banks of the Mara River; conveniently placed near a crossing point. A real highlight was watching a wildebeest crossing right in front of our camp with no one else around. Being in the middle of the reserve, we didn’t have to race for gates- allowing us to work the light right until the last rays of sun had dipped.
Everything we do, we aim for it to be of benefit to the photographer. The Mara, and the camp we use allow us to do exactly that.
Keep listening for next years Mara trip. We have a few exciting new changes to add to an already excellent tour. Until then, we hope you enjoy some of the images taken on this years Mara tour.