In this picture, it is apparent just how difficult it can be to spot a Cheeta on the African grass plains. We had been sitting in the car overlooking a great expanse of savannah with groups of antelopes scattered in all directions. It was only after some time we realized two Cheetas was slowly approaching a group of antelopes. Moving slowly, they mixed perfectly with the yellow grass.
On this tranquil Sunday, we stopped around 50 kilometres from Magadi to explore the rift feeding into lake Magadi. A Masai that had a small homestead near the escarpment’s edge, agreed to take us down into the Magadi inlet together with his son. Once we reached the bottom of the rift, we realised how much hotter it was in the base of the feature, and you can see the heat waves distorting this photograph of the Masai. It must have been around 40 degrees Celcius.
On the way to the peak of Ol Donyo Lesatima (3,999m), you will pass what is called the dragon’s teeth (situated in the Aberdares moorlands). The Dragons teeth are visible from far away when approaching the Aberdares mountain range. Although on our trip, we had mixed weather with sun and dramatic clouds, in the picture, it is the dramatic clouds that dominate the view.
Single hippo in a small pool of water making aggressive gestures to show its might. Hippos are by nature quite agressive and you have to be careful if crossing their path on a lake or a waterway.
Next to our campsite in the Masai Mara one of the trees this morning was plastered with Flychatchers on all the upper branches. Very noisy congregation
Had been trekking to the second peak from the Suswa campsite and was on the way back down when we stopped for some water. The view was magnificent on this warm afternoon
Early morning and a handful of lions were still out looking for prey. Portrait of one leading this small contingent
Looking back at the platue where Lake Michaelson is placed, in the background the peaks are visible and the waterfall behind Lake Michaelson can also be gleamed on the escarpment.
Driving up to the moorlands in the Aberdares park you get a chance to see some of the fantastic waterfalls that the park has to offer. Chania Falls is one of them.
Flying back from Ukunda airstrip at the coast and we suddenly have a clear view of Kilimanjaro to the left. The ice fields are clearly visible and reminds me of the climbing experience on the mountain itself.
On a very pretty and bright morning we are peeking through the cliff opening revealing the beautiful Lake Michaelson. Mount Kenya is a magical place to climb and trek.
On the way to Nguruman town we passed a number of Masais herding their cattle around on the dry plains along the Nguruman dirt road. We stopped for a drink of water and asked if we could take a picture.
The sun slowly setting over the horizon and we have just spotted a leopard roaming around the scrubs and bushes near one of the rivers in the Masai Mara game reserve.
When you drive into Hells Gate there is some spectacular rock formations along the dirt road passing through the park. If you climb the elevated hills you get a great view of Mt Longonot and the rock formations surrounding the park.
Two young cheetahs are out hunting in the morning hours in the Masai Mara. From the distance they blend perfectly into the tall grass on the plains looking for possible game to hunt.