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Kenyan Safari

This is the kind of trip it was – over 30,000 km both on the plane and in the car.  I think we would do it again in a heartbeat, maybe even throw in a balloon flight for a good measure as well!  

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Goodbye Eagle View Camp

This morning we are setting off for Nairobi with our trusted driver Joseph.  However, because we are in such a remote part of the park Manfred will drive us down the mountain in the Land Cruiser, we will cross the river and meet up with Joseph on a much more accessible road where his off […]

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Hyenas

This is our final game drive – and once again it exceeds our expectations.  You always hope or wish but certainly never expect that city slickers like us would happen upon some hyenas and vultures feeding on a small giraffe that a pride of lions has taken down a night before.  This is some National […]

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Hippos Hippos Hippos

This morning we are mixing things up a bit.  Up at 6am, quick coffee and a cookie and out in the car by 6:15am.  We did not even get 20m into the drive when we spotted a couple of giraffes and then another 10m later a herd of elephants.  They really are not kidding when […]

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Evening Drive at Eagle View

These are our two tents.  Kids on the right and we are on the left.  Same rules apply here as did at the Basecamp – no one is allowed outside on their own after dark which here is at 6:30pm.  You get escorted by two Maasai guards, armed with spears and knives against lions, elephant and hippos.  We have […]

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Eagle View Camp

After about a 90 min drive we arrived at the Eagle View Camp – literally in the middle of nowhere.  Perched on the top of the hill is a little slice of paradise.  From the lodge and the rooms you can sit back and enjoy amazing vistas below where animals come and go in all shapes […]

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Drive to Eagle View Camp

Eagle View Camp, where we are going to be spending the next two nights, is nicer than the Basecamp, or so the locals tell us because there are more animals there.  We can’t possibly imagine there being more of what we have seen already, but it does not take long for us again to be sitting […]

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Lions on the Prowl

This morning, for once, we were actually on time.  We made a conscious effort to be in the Land Cruiser by 6:30am to catch the best view of the sunrise, and we almost did.  Right by the car giraffes were grazing so we couldn’t just leave, it is so hard not to be impressed by […]

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Baby Elephant

This interaction literally lasted about 10 seconds, too fast for the camera to focus and for us to do anything other than be frozen in amazement.  The baby elephant, which is about the size of the Land Cruiser tire, got up, charged at the car, either wanting to play, or pretending to scare us.  The mother trumpeted […]

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A Pride

Manfred really stepped it up today when out of nowhere in the middle of nowhere under some ordinary unassuming bush he found a band of brothers, well fed and sleeping.  They did not even raised their heads when we pulled up.  Having said that, I think the only thing that stopped the lions from eating […]

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Colour Us Impressed

We had two requests this morning for Manfred, our guide and driver.  We told him that we need to up our expectations and would like to see a pride of lions and a herd of elephants – half jokingly.  Well he derived on the elephant this morning and in the afternoon and certainly in the […]

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Herd Crossing

What is better than one solitary elephant minding his own business.  Well a herd of 40 or so elephants with lots of babies.  The tiny babies were hardly 3 feet tall, hardly sticking above the grass.  So far I think this is the best and most memorable and mesmerizing experience for all of us.   […]

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Cheetah

One of the great sightings this morning was a mama and cub cheetah.  The cub was nursing at first then grooming, then playing and stretching – playing nicely for all to see.  Manfred spotted a wagging tale from about 300m.  I honestly don’t know how these guys do it, I think the animal tracking is […]

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Simply WOW!

Every time we go out for a game drive there is something new.  This morning was the best one yet.  We sit in the Land Cruiser in total amazement and astonishment as the Savannah life simply unfolds in front of our eyes.  It seems that every 3 or 4km the landscape is totally different, from […]

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Lazy Days

Our days here at Basecamp Explorer are quite lazy.  We get up at 6 am have a quick coffee and are out for the morning game drive by 6:30am.  We are back to camp at around 9:30 am and inform the staff that we will be back in 10 or 15 minutes for breakfast, at […]

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Evening Drive

Our evening game drive was quite exciting.  We got stuck trying to cross a bit of wet land and sat there for about 20 min smoking tires and rocking the Land Cruiser back and forth.  Actually the driver did all the work since we are not allowed to leave the car.  We were permitted to […]

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Before Breakfast

We are up at 6:00 am.  Quick coffee and at 6:30 we are out for the morning game drive.  By 7:00 am it seems like it’s noon the sun is so high up and it is so hot we are happy to be moving in the car to catch a bit of a breeze.  The […]

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