Continuing from where I left you in the land of Africa… After our morning safari at Lake Nakuru and a hearty breakfast thereafter, we head to the most famous park in Kenya. Masai Mara Is rated as the world’s best park for a safari. If you look it on the map of Kenya, 75 percent of the park is in Tanzania and is known as Serengeti National Park.
About a five hour drive from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, en route one crosses villages, scenic views of the “rifty valley” as locals call it and many options to buy souvenirs. For lunch, we sampled the famous Nyoma Choma, which is traditional roasted meat. It was delight to have it as I selected my meat, the cut I want and the kind of preparation. I even did something unheard of - bargain for beer from a local street shop. It was fun! The more you buy, the merrier they were. We entered the last leg of our drive to the park, which was like a run through the jungle with all the bumps hitting us hard. We drove our 4x4 vehicle at bullet speed to cover the last leg in the most adventurous way. Arriving at the gates of Masai Mara was a delight. An hour in to the safari and I saw wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, deer and African elephants. Wanting to see more, we drove a bit in the dark and ended up with a ferocious wild buffalo in front of us. The look in its eyes was more than enough to put our vehicle in reverse gear and we drove back to our hotel. After watching local Masai folk dance, the day ended with a barbeque dinner.
The next morning, nature’s alarm woke me and after breakfast, we started our full day safari of Masai Mara. On barely entering the park, I saw not one but two majestic lions. It’s no wonder that they’re called the ‘king of the jungle’. The next bit of action came when I saw a leopard making a kill. A rare sight, I was told.