Masai Mara National Park is probably one of the most famous in Kenya for it’s the second half of the Tanzanian Serengeti. That’s why most of my workcamp participants had been looking forward to visit in order to see the Big Five (elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino). However, I didn’t like it as much as I expected to.
The reason: I found it quite expensive and too crowded. Besides, I had probably lost my hard to my surprising favorite Lake Nakuru National Park a couple of days before. If you expect nothing you can’t be disappointed, I guess.
The lesson: I like to explore hidden treasures (at least the not-so-famous-and-crowded-places) more than visiting super famous places. I love to watch animals. Masai Mara’s sheer endless landscape is very impressive anyways.
Two of hundreds of safari cars driving tourists through Masai Mara.
However, all in all, I nevertheless enjoyed our trip through Masai Mara.
When traveling Kenya, Naivasha is a great place to stop by. Amongst other things, you can go on nice bike rides (we decided against mountain biking off road) to spot some animals, spend the night in cozy bandas (huts) or go on a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.
My favorite experiences: Going on a boat ride to see hippos and pelicans during dawn and see a thousand pretty cacti (yes, I find them pretty).
It might be hard to believe for many but my favorite place to travel to in Kenya was not Masai Mara but another, not so famous place called Nakuru. We spent about one and a half days and one night in Nakuru National Park. What I loved about it: it’s not as crowded as other parks yet one can gaze at countless amazing, pretty, cute wild animals. I’ll just leave you with some pictures – I promise you’ll love it!
The cutest baby zebra ever
I call it “Mohawk bird”
Let the safari begin
Monkey mom and baby
Male adolescent lion
Lake Nakuru and flamingos
Rhinos and other animals
A picture for my Mom ❤
One of many tiny birds
Lion mommy and her kids
Lion mommy and her kids
What’s your favorite place in Kenya?
Monday, August 12th 2013
Today, we went on a camel safari through the deserts of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. I really enjoyed to catch sight of different kinds of deserts while riding the camel for almost two hours. We endet our tour by visiting on old, unhabitted city in Jaisalmer.
Riding a camel? check!
Montag, 12. August 2013
Heute, an unserem einzigen Tag in Jaisalmer, haben wir eine Kamelsafari durch die Wüste gemacht. Es war spannend, zwei Stunden lang durch unterschiedliche Wüsten zu reiten.