Day 8 of the virtual tour of our first trip to Kenya - Calm restored.
After the excitement of the hunt on Day 7, Day 8 was a much calmer affair, two leisurely game drives around the plains of the Mara in search of whatever the area had to offer. There was plenty to see, Lions courting, mating (and hit repeat...) , elephants enjoying a mud wallow in a small pool, 2 male lions in the far distance patrolling their domain, a small herd of Eland for once not galloping off as soon as they spotted us, and last, and by no means least, a gorgeous sunset. Many many birds as well, including the beautiful and stately crowned cranes in the early morning light. The highlight for me was a Fish Eagle, facing off against a Marabou Stork. What the Fish Eagle lacked in height it made up for in attitude and was not going to back down over possession of the catfish. A small snapshot of the wildlife on the Mara.
Help preserve this wildlife sanctuary by supporting the Community Wildlife Project as we do, this fantastic project supports the local communities who rely on tourism during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as existing anti-poaching units / organisations. It is though their work that Parks such as the Masai Mara National Park are still getting some protection for the wildlife as well as support for the local Masai communities. Please check out the website and help in anyway you can, share the message. Conservation is in the hands of all of us. Follow the project on Facebook, there are regular updates on project beneficiaries and videos and images from the national parks and local villages. Click here CWF Facebook to get to the Facebook page.