I love the wild regardless of where the jungle is ...South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, Thailand or India! Being on a safari is an adventure that I truly enjoy.
To all those who share my liking for the wild, here are things that should not be done on a safari ...
Lake Nakuru Lodge is inside the national park, on a small hill, overlooking the Nakuru Lake. It is this lake that attracts thousands of flamingos. The waters of the lake look like strawberry milkshake when flocks of flamingos arrive. If you are lucky to get a lake facing room, the early morning views are enchanting. Though the lake is too far to spot the flamingos, the landscape is breathtaking. The soft sunlight dances over the lake and this 'ballet' is a delight to watch while sipping coffee from the sit out of your room.
There are few who can survive in the wild and call it their home too – members of the Maasai tribe are amongst these few. The Maasais are the native inhabitants of Kenya and Tanzania. Their culture is different from that of us city-dwellers and they remain loyal to it. There is so much to know and learn about them… each little detail being more interesting than the other. I was lucky that our tour... Read More
I am glad that so many of you liked the pictures in Masai Mara: Photo Blog Part I. It makes me feel that at I had a ‘successful’ trip… it was a photo tour after all! Well, as promised, here is Masai Mara: Photo Blog Part II with five more pictures that I have picked from the thousands that I have clicked. Black and White: There is something about zebras that makes even monotony intriguing.... Read More
Masai Mara… it’s a true jungle where humans are the outsiders and the animals know it! I spent over ten minutes admiring a lioness who was least concerned about my presence. Our safari vehicle drove close to a giraffe…so close that I was sure he would eat up my safari hat for dessert! I clicked to my heart’s content and soaked in all that I could without the lens. There was plenty of time for... Read More
Lake Naivasha National Park to a bird lover is what Masai Mara is to an animal lover. It’s a peep into God’s colourful creations and how they co-exist. The place is bird photographer’s delight. How close can you get to the birdie without scaring it? If you are on a boat in Lake Naivasha, the answer is real close… at times closer than 5 meters even!!! If you love birds, including the pigeons and crows... Read More
Our regular readers will know how much I love birds and animals. I will painstakingly plan safaris, drive to far flung locations and walk through swamp lands to get a few feet closer to wildlife. I am not fascinated only by the big five… herds of gazelles fascinate me just as much. While Masai Mara is the place to see the four legged beings, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha National Park are the... Read More
My motive to plan the trip to Kenya was to click wildlife. As much as I wanted to see the big cats and the flitting deer, I wanted to click them more. I wanted to make up for the poor quality images that I had clicked in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Wildlife was the only thing on the agenda! Not once did I contemplate visiting the beautiful beaches of Mombasa or diving in the... Read More
Back in 2010, visiting the Kruger National Park in South Africa was our first tryst with the bush. What an experience…we saw a pride of twelve lions feasting after a kill! We would have loved to share the pictures with you, but we have none. It was the first time that we had held a DSLR and over 75% of the pictures were out of focus. We would have possibly done a better job had... Read More