PhotoPOSTcard: The Queen of Beasts

Our first really good sighting of lions was from the heights of our early morning hot air balloon flight over Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve. We were able to quietly trail these two female lions for a little while before they went into the brush and out of sight. Even from far away, it was easy to see that they were healthy and powerful and quite well fed. Clearly the top of the food chain.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: Elephants in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve

In the first two hours of our first game drive in the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, we saw ostriches, zebras, a variety of gazelle, giraffes, cape buffalo, wilderbeests, a female lion and her juvenile cub, and my favorite, elephants. I would have been content after just this experience, but we still had ten more days of game viewing in Kenya and Tanzania. Could it really get much better?

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Rose

This is Africa: A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Maasai Mara

Our first African safari – a dream come true. My husband and I had been planning this trip for over a year and had included all of our wish list items. The only optional excursion offered on our tour was a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara. We decided to opt in for this activity, though I was very apprehensive going into it. I have a huge fear of heights and I was not sure if I would be able to handle the ride without getting a bad case of vertigo. I was really torn, because this would be a once in a lifetime activity and there was no turning back once it started.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Floating Above Kenya’s Maasai Mara

We started our first full day in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve with an early morning hot air balloon ride over the grasslands, floating softly over the landscape as the sun rose behind us. We looked down on these wilderbeests as they strutted along, their bodies half covered by the tall grasses that covered the landscape from horizon to horizon.

Such and amazing and memorable experience in an amazing  location.

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Rose