Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Safari 2011

Herewith, some pictures from my safari in Kenya. We had an unbelievable time – I think it was the best vacation I’ve ever had.

We stayed at Kicheche Camps in Laikipia and Masai Mara. The trip was arranged by Karen Oliver at Uniglobe Glen Abbey Travel in Oakville (http://uniglobeglenabbey.com/) and we were assisted on the ground by Kennsington Tours. (http://www.kensingtontours.com)

The game parks were amazing; we saw absolutely everything we wanted to see (lions, leopard, cheetah, elephants, graph, hippo, rhino, and millions of zebra, gazelle, and impala). We saw an impala being born and a lion dragging home her kill. We saw hippos fighting, enough to draw blood, and lions mating. There were no crowds at all, which impressed me no end, and most days we didn’t see one other group of tourists all day. (When we got stuck at one point, there was no point in waiting for a passer-by to come to our aid). The camps were luxurious, the food fabulous, the hosts charming, the guides super-efficient.

Here is a variation of the trip we took: highly recommended. http://www.kicheche.com/camps-bush-rates-Kicheche-Conservancy.shtm