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The Incredible Ol Donyo Lodge in the Chyulus .......

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@@madaboutcheetah When did you visit Ol Donyo Lodge? I was there twice in February for four days each time and only saw one cheetah. I did however see hyenas on my visit.

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Thank you all for your kind comments ......

 

@@optig - was there at Ol Donyo last week. I didn't see any Hyena - but, heard them at night.

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Last instalment of photos ....... The End!!!!

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The end? I thought you were just warming up. :mellow:

 

Really good set of photos to end with anyway. Fascinating landscape.

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love the landscape pics - of the arc of trees suspended above the lower background, the sudden switch of trees to dry bare brown land, the koppies that stick out of the plains and the 9th pic in post 28 where the trees look like they form concentric rings - amazing photos.

 

sounds like a great place to be in. and i remember amy and shaun from MP days!

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I have to say that I saw the biggest herd of eland which I've ever seen in my life at Ol Donyo Lodge. There were also many journeys of giraffes.

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great pictures, lovely elephants, rugged country

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Beautiful @@madaboutcheetah! thanks for sharing! Yes, I remember Shaun and Amy from Mara Plains too @@Kitsafari - they were really nice.

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@@SafariChick they were indeed.

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@@madaboutcheetah Jeremiah was able to answer some questions that I've long been curious about. I've always wanted to know that if pigs were the smartest domestic animals( 3 times smarter than dogs) than why were warthogs infamous for their stupidity? He explained that it was due to the fact that warthogs and domestic pigs are only distantly related and they separated thousands of years ago. He also agreed with my theory that the only reason that hyenas don't attack adult male lions in a pack is because they know that they would lose too many members of the pack in an attack. As we know hyenas like all animals are opportunists.

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@@optig - I did not know that about pigs .... Thanks for the info!

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Super beautiful photos Hari - looks like you had a great time!

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Thanks everyone for all your kind comments ....... Much appreciated!!!

 

Onto Mara Plains ........... Great Plains doing what they do and doing it to very high service standards!!!!

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Love the review Hari... im looking at going there this month.

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Holy moly @@madaboutcheetah, these are spectacular! Can't wait to see what delights Mara Plains brought you as well.

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@@madaboutcheetah I just went on a fabulous helicopter from Sarara Camp. It was the most exciting,exhilarating hour of my whole life.The Chuyulu Hills would be a spectacular place for helicopter flights.

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Thanks so much for all the continued kind comments ....... You guys are too nice! :)

 

Next instalment from Mara Plains ......

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Thanks everyone for all your kind comments ....... You guys are much too kind!

 

Today's batch of images; the first set of scenics from the Chyulus ....... Thanks to Craig from the Big Life Foundation!!!

I just love the scenery around the Chyulus. Great photo's. AJ

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Next instalment of photos ........

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Lots of great shots Hari, but I especially like the last one - special and creative.

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Thanks, Michael ....... with the distance - I couldn't get both sharp / in focus ..... So, blurred Malaika! ;)

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Lots of great shots Hari, but I especially like the last one - special and creative.

X2, and the one of the zebras through the trees. You're back at your fav MP and having been there, i can fully agree. Is the food just as fabulous? It was michelin star worthy for me when we were there.

 

those male sub adults look huge! And ready to get kicked out of the pride i imagine.

 

Gorgeous photos as always @@madaboutcheetah

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@@Kitsafari - fabulous food at both lodges. totally Michelin star worthy!!! Btw, the previous chef Juma was poached by someone in Doha as a personal chef ....... the food is that good!!!!

 

Ol Donyo was mighty impressive I must say .....

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You're developing a cheetahs-eye view for those herbivores..... not just in the one with the cheetah in either.

 

Shots look great. Lovely and green. And what a lot of water!! Where was that? The Talek or Olare OroK? Surely not one of the luggas, although it doesn't seem very wide?

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Thanks @@pault - that's one of the streams in the OMC.

 

The Leopard is at "double crossing" tho!

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