The ten day trip to Kenya flew by as if on wings. At the end of it, and countless animals and national parks later, I am grappling with words to convey what I felt.
The Savannah is majestic & mighty. It awes you with its splendour. The grasslands stretch as far as the eye can see, Mother Nature at her best, unleashing all her beauty in one shot – the dazzles of zebra, the gentle and graceful giraffe, the hopping gazelle and beautiful impala, the cute warthog families, the majestic African elephant, the musical and colourful birds, the lazy cats with their graceful body language and piercing eyes, the lush green grass dotted with trees, the unrelenting sun, the evening breeze, the refreshing rain, the safari rides atop the land cruiser, the guessing games to spot animals on every ride, the bush teas and treks through the equatorial forests….! Can anyone ask for more?
The African Savannah – unforgettable and humbling. Sharing a few pictures.
This picture is of the watering hole in Mt.Kenya, which is the second tallest peak in Africa after Mt.Kilimanjaro.
This is a picture taken in the Ol Pajeta Camp
Cape buffaloes, one of the Big 5, in the Maasai Maara
Flamingoes in Lake Nakuru
Birds on the tree & on the water in Lake Naiwasha
Calves being protected by their mothers, as rain lashes across the Savannah
Say hello to the wildebeest
A lioness cooling off in the hot afternoon sun
A young bull we spotted from our hot-air balloon
The shadow of our hot air balloon on the Savannah….
A view from the hot air balloon
Eyes looking into the distance, lost in deep thought, totally oblivious to the people watching them
Spotted this one at sundown just as we were getting back to the camp…hungry & walking with grace, merging with the dried grass
A family of cute warthogs
So much in love, these two
Framing the sunset for us, just before our van.
Are there really two giraffes or just one?
A visit to the Masai Village
A Masai woman with her baby
nimi naren, 2 Feb 15