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Stunning photos and fantastic TR!  You really create a "story" with words/photos!

We had debated on which location for awhile, and finally decided Kenya for next safari: all Kicheche camps in the Mara... thanks so much for all your advice!  SLNP will have to wait to another trip (hopefully).

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I enjoyed the scenery with the rocky outcrops and woodland that surrounded Kicheche Valley camp.

 

During our first game drive here (an afternoon drive) we had some of the best light for our trip.

 

Elephant family.

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Pied Kingfisher

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A fantastic find was a pair of Pygmy Falcons. Unfortunately we couldn't get close and I only came away with record shots.

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Not long before sundowners we watched hyaena pups at their den

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Adult approaching the den site

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Just noticed the Tawney Eagle in post #57 @Geoff.    Question:    is it in the process of vomiting?

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53 minutes ago, offshorebirder said:

Just noticed the Tawney Eagle in post #57 @Geoff.    Question:    is it in the process of vomiting?

 

@offshorebirder  Nope. It was eating (what I think) are wildebeeste innards that it had scavenged from the kill.  

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@Geoff I can't get enough of your superb photos! Thank you! 

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Is that the end? I suspect not!  So that means that I am actually reading this too fast, despite the fact it is nearly 3 months since your last post. :D Admire the logic.

 

Brilliant photos - love them. So was that enough Mara for the rest of your life or are you strongly tempted to return?

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38 minutes ago, pault said:

Is that the end?

 

Only 2 days and it's finished. I might have bitten off more than I can chew, too many posts on the go and thinking of joining the Big Year 2018 members as well.

 

But never fear just for you I will finish this report. In fact it'll force me to finish processing the images from this trip. Now, where to find the time?

 

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43 minutes ago, pault said:

So was that enough Mara for the rest of your life or are you strongly tempted to return?

 

Almost forgot to answer this... Umm, yeah I could go back. Are you paying?

 

Also my two sisters asked to join me on a trip. I almost fell over in disbelief.

They've never had the slightest interest in wildlife but I reckon the Mara would be the best place for their first safari.

 

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@Geoff I had the same request from my sister as well - took me by surprise as i had never expected her to be interested in a safari! but she's said it 5x now so I have to take her seriously - the problem is she's highly allergic to a lot of things, including dust and certain meds. So I don't think i can take her to the Mara where Malarone is needed. It's got to be South africa. 

 

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wow, the images in this report are simply magnificent!

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Amazing and stunning pictures!  I am now considering a trip to Kenya.

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