Nerding in Nairobi

A few months travelling, living and hacking in Kenya

Masai Mara Safari

I capped off my exploration of Kenya with a 3 day safari in the Masai Mara. I joined up with a group of five other travelers from around the world (Kenya, UK, Spain, Mexico, South Africa) and driver Nathaniel. We had a great time together bouncing around in our safari van.

The Mara is a stunningly beautiful and bountiful place – I’ll let the pictures tell that story.

  • Descending into the Great Rift Valley (again!)
  • Masai villages outside the Mara reserve
  • Wildebeest play-fighting
  • Leaving the park after our first evening game drive.
  • Mmm, lion food
  • Hyena and jackal scavenge on a lion kill
  • She was not 5 meters from the car, kinda scary actually.
  • Group looking out over the Mara valley into Tanzania
  • He let us get within ~5-10 feet.
  • Chasing a cheetah… hard to get a good shot.
  • Cubs playing in the grass