After posting my plane crash story earlier this week, I just wanted to say thank you for all the encouraging feedback! It was a terrifying moment, one of the scariest of my life, but if you can’t look back and laugh at that stuff, what can you do?
Along those lines, I found a quote from Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, who I became very close to during my trip to Kenya… well, as close as you can come to a long dead writer… and it summed up the plane incident and several other dramas from my year of travel.
All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
After I posted my recap of the crash, I started feeling rotten because despite the plane incident, I had such an amazing visit to the Masai Mara. Everything about it was perfect except for the last few minutes on that prop.
So I wanted to leave everyone with some happy images – definitely GO to the Masai Mara. Go on a Kenya safari. And even take small planes to get there… just, you know, beware of storms!
Morning on the Mara
Off-roading with my wonderful guide Willy from &Beyond
Heading back to camp before the storm comes
Searching for leopards
Remembering the Masai Mara with a safari self portrait
Up next… the main reason I came to Kenya!
12 thoughts on “Parting Shots from the Masai Mara”
That first shot…SIGH. Dreaming.
Also, you’re the cutest little safari-er I know! Love the ensemble.
Thanks, lady! You know I always try to look the part =)
Love the photos, and what a cute self portrait.
Thanks – I’m always trying to find a way to actually get myself in a photo here or there. You know how it is…
Oh wow… the colors!!! I’d love to go there myself.
Let me know when you do… I’d LOVE to go back!
wow. the masai mara is on my bucket list of places that i’d love to go!
It’s definitely bucket-list worthy!
Stunning pictures. God is quite the artist!
AMAZING PICTURES ANGIE! WE ARE REALLY SAD NOT TO VIST AFRICA DURING OUR 2012 /2013 WORLD TRIP. HOPEFULLY THE MASAI MARA WILL STILL BE THERE FOR US IN THE FUTURE
I suspect it’ll still be there!
I love Masai Mara. Such a magical place and also special to me as it was my first safari. Great shots!