"It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch."
We just returned, after 30 hours of flight time. I am too tired to do a TR, but thought that you might enjoy a few PICS of this incredible trip that we wre so fortunate to do.
This was absolutely the BEST of urban and outback.
In New York, we took in the Today Show, Christmas shopped till we dropped, caught the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade as well as Broadway shows, the Village, Central Park, the statue and on and on. Of course we took advantage of the fine dining throughout Manhattan.
Dubai was incredible!
Nairobi (Nairobbery) was a bit intense but we were able to visit an elephant orphanage and a giraffe center to see the endangered Rothchild giraffes.
We took a speed boat ride on Lake Navaisha and witnessed some spectacular birdlife and wildlife that included dozens of Hippos. We were quite surprised that many of the Hippos came ashore at night and we were totally surprised to meet up with one on the grounds of our resort, after dinner.
At Masai Mara National Game Reserve we saw an astonishing amount of game. Gazelles, wildebeests, and zebras were grazing in large numbers and their predators were abound. The "Mara" is ravishingly beautiful with long undisturbed views and dramatic panoramas. It has wide greeny-gold savannas spotted with thorn trees. The landscape is simply stunning. The Great Migration of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles had started and was mind boggling.
We viewed over 40 different species of animals and birds in the Masai. AWESUMMMMMMMMMMM!!!
I will take the time to tell you about two absolutely incredible sight and sound experiences.
-A baby cheetah with a hurt leg was crying out to its mother in a shrill call. This was heartbreaking! The mother was about fifty yards away.
-We watched a jaguar drag it's slain zebra carcass up a tree and hang it over a limb before feasting on it.