Kenya Photo Safari | Animals of the Masai Mara Reserve

It would appear Angie Away has been taken over by Animal Planet the past few weeks, so on behalf of all the critters of the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, I hope you’ve enjoyed it! Now that we’ve covered where to stay in the Masai Mara, fighting giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants, let’s get to the rest of the cast, shall we?

(To enhance your Angie Away safari experience, click on the video below, queue up the background music and then scroll through the photos. It’s like being inside my head!) 

Cheeky zebras

Just a few days old

Crikey! Look at that massive croc on the bank of the Mara River!

10 more reasons to skip an afternoon dip in the Mara River… Hungry, hungry hippos!

A pretty local scans the grass for snacks – the Lilac Breasted Roller

A bushback… I think. I get all the antelope types mixed up.

African Crowned Cranes – one of the first reports I ever wrote in school

This hyena reminds me of Ed from the Lion King, who reminds me of my dog Sheila, who just died last week at the age of 16 =(

A herd of impala keep an eye on the forest

One of the big 5, the buffalo is a force to be reckoned with in the Masai Mara Reserve

The Western White Bearded Wildebeest, aka the gnu – come to the Masai Mara between July and October to see the spectacular wildebeest migration, a show like none other on earth!

It’s the circle of life. And it moves us all. Through despair and hope. Through faith and love. ‘Til we find our place. On the path unwinding. It’s the circle…. the circle of….. LIFE.

The wildest critter of all at the border of Kenya & Tanzania

So which of today’s photos was your favorite? And are you ready to go on safari now or what?!

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  • April 04, 2012

    First of all, I LOVE that you provided background music! Lol. Perfect.

    I love the photos of the colorful birds, and also really love the buffalo shot!

    • April 13, 2012

      Thank you! Glad you liked the soundtrack =)

  • April 05, 2012

    Gorgeous, I would love to live so close to wild animals, it makes you more connected to nature.

  • April 05, 2012

    You just HAD to include that song, didn’t you? 😛 Lovely photos, again. The buffalo shot is my favorite – so powerful!

    • April 13, 2012

      I loved that shot, too. He reminds me of the big bull statue on Wall Street.

  • April 06, 2012

    LOL, I left the background music on while going through the photos – totally worked! Definitely enhanced the experience although your photos are great without it. Stunning!

    • April 10, 2012

      I’m so glad you enjoyed – I’m a big soundtrack person so glad it worked out for you, too!

  • April 07, 2012

    Those hippos look like they have the right idea. 🙂

  • April 07, 2012

    Those African Cranes are awesome!

    • April 10, 2012

      They were gorgeous – but so was every critter on the Mara. Even the ugly ones!

  • April 10, 2012

    That little colourful bird is so pretty! Wow… I am a little nervous about travel to Africa, but the animal watching opportunities would be amazing!

    • April 11, 2012

      Don’t be nervous… there’s not much to worry about aside from crazy bush pilots on snakes on the toilet =)

  • May 16, 2012

    Wow, Masai Mara is our number one travel destination and we’re working our butts off to get there. Thanks for the amazing photos and additional motivation!

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