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


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#21 AKR1

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:09 AM

Hari
Spectacular shots. Did you take the aerial shots from a helicopter? How does one get aloft at ODL?
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:16 AM

Thank you!

@AKR1 - with big life in their cub plane.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:09 AM

Ahh, I thought "Wow, MAC has got super-fit running up all these hills, and then the perspective got so I realised it was a plane." They do scenic flights or you were so charming they offered to take you ourt on patrol?  And looks like you either had the door off or you've really done incredubly well getting the colour and contrast back.

 

Great pictures. Lovely, natural, colours.

 

Totally get this now. Heard many good things about that place (not least from Anton and Emma) but I can "pigeonhole" it now.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:16 AM

@pault - it's their Super Cub plane - no, they don't normally offer the scenic flights for guests ....... ;)  I wish i did run those hills, though ...... 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:18 AM

Interesting set of images there from an area I have never been to...looks quite different indeed from Mara. Love the scenics and the oryx !


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:21 AM

@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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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:06 AM

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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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

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

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:21 AM

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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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:12 AM

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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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

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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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:47 AM

great pictures, lovely elephants, rugged country


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:32 AM

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


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:30 PM

@SafariChick they were indeed.
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:46 AM

@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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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:04 AM

@optig - I did not know that about pigs .... Thanks for the info!
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:29 AM

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


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:44 AM

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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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:55 PM

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


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 04:54 AM

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