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The Beasts of Maasai Mara River

Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) in Kenya is famous for its Wildebeest migration, when millions of Wildebeest and Zebra head for the lush grasses on the savannahs of the reserve. Depending on the rains, they arrive from the bordering Serengeti National Park inTanzania from July to September, annually. But, unfortunately[…]

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Amboseli National Park

We stayed two nights at Oitukai Lodge at Amboseli National Park of Kenya, from 30th January 2013. It took almost three hours from Nairobi by road to reach the lodge in time for dinner. There was unexpected rain at the park, which could dampen my prospects of taking pictures of[…]

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Cheetah on Wheels At Governors

I was back in East Africa in early 2013, for a trip covering Kenya and Tanzania from 27th January to 10th February. My main focus on the Kenyan leg of the this visit was to spot the big cats at Masai Mara Game Reserve in the vicinity of Governor’s Camp[…]

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Olympics in Masai Mara

The Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt reinforced his status as the world’s fastest man at the 2012 London Olympics by covering the distance of 100 meters in 9.63 seconds, the second fastest timing ever. He also holds the world record of 9.58 seconds which he set in 2009 in Berlin. But[…]

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With Grandchildren – Lake Bogoria

The 2011 African safari was very special to me since three of my older grandchildren, Linal (10 years at the time), Dunal (9 years) and Shenal (6 years) out of the seven that I currently have, joined me on the trip together with their parents (my daughter Dushani and son-in-law[…]

Lake Nakuru

On the 9th morning we had two hours safari before we took the flight back to Nairobi, and on the same afternoon, we went by road to Lake Nakuru in a 4X4, 9 seater, Land Cruiser. The two nights at Lake Nakuru was great! But it was sad to note[…]

Mara Crossing!

In Sri Lanka, when we hear of Mara Crossing!, it often relates to the Parliament where MP’s crossover from one side to another; in the past few years, these crossings were mainly from the opposition to the Government and one could say, it’s a record during the 62years since Independence.[…]

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Cats of Masai Mara

I visited Kenya once again in 2009 during the month of August for ten nights on safari, together with Lilani. However, on this occasion, I visited during mid August. The first three nights we stayed at Rikoro tented camp close to the Masai Mara River where we had several sightings[…]

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The Eighth Wonder of the World

One of the most amazing wonders of nature is the annual migration of wildebeest in East Africa, straddling the countries of Tanzania and Kenya. You have to see it to appreciate the sheer scale of it. Some call this phenomenon the eighth living wonder of the world. Over 1.2 million[…]

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Lake Nakuru

The visit to Lake Nakuru was exciting, especially the sight of the Flamingoes in the thousand in the lake. We also had the sighting of both the black and the white rhinos at the park.