Wow what can I say about the Masai Mara, After many years of dreaming it was time for my Great Africa Safari to begin, The wildlife in Kenya & the Maasai Village Tour was just AMAZING, Filled with a pride of lions with a Lion cub, a group of cheetahs, a large heard of 20 elephants a white rhino and much much more, enjoy this cinematic version of the events and this selection of images.
I watched a show called Big Cat Diaries for years and it fascinated me it was all about the Masai Mara Kenya Wildlife, years later that was followed by a Netflix Series called Tales by Light which was actually filmed by an Australian named Abraham Joffe who I had met years previous at an awards dinner. In this series they also visit a Masai Village so when I decided to head to Kenya to work for the Little Angels Foundation Charity It meant I was only hours away from the Masai Mara so I knew that it was destiny calling me in, Also if you want to see the resulting video for Little angels head HERE.
So what does this video cover it wasn't just my tour to Masai Mara National Reserve but also some of the footage is from Lake Nakuru National Park as-well pretty much any of the footage that has greenery is from Lake Nakuru and thats not to say the Masai isn't still beautiful just different. My brief was prepare to be amazed as we journey into the extraordinary wilderness savannah in search of incredible wildlife and it lived up-to that for sure.
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My initial thought was to do an African safari documentary which included a Maasai village tour and performance, it was my first ever African safari and I will remember it forever, the fact I get to travel and document my adventures is such a blessing Since this trip I have decided to start a Travel VLOG for my trip to Nepal and then Mexico so its a more intimate style so make you check it out HERE
What is your answer to the question at the end of the video? Would love to hear from you in the comments on the youtube video.
Masai Mara National Reserve is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southern part of Kenya. It measures approximately 1510 sq. kilometres (approx. 938 sq. miles) in size and forms a continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Its name derives from the indigenous people of Kenya - the Maasai Tribe - and the Mara River that runs through the park.
The Masai Mara is famous for the annual Great Migration that occurs from June to October. During these months more than 1.5 milion wildebeest, zebras and antelopes migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara and cross plains, valleys and rivers in search of fresh pasture.
The Reserve is also home to the largest concentration of wildlife, including the "big five" (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo). Furthermore there are numerous black-maned lions.
Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife in the Masai Mara that boasts over 400 different species of birds.
The Reserve is shared with the Maasai Tribe, whose culture and lifestyle has remained relatively intact for hundreds of years.
The Maasai are an indigenous ethnic group settled in Kenya and in northern Tanzania.
This tribe leads a semi-nomadic life, therefore their houses are loosely constructed and semi-permanent. They are usually small circular houses built by the women using mud, grass, wood and cow dung.
The fence around the kraal is made of acacia thorns which prevent lions from attacking the cattle.
The Maasai warriors are in charge of village security while boys are responsible for guarding livestock.
The Masai Mara is one of the best known nature reserves in Africa. The area is famous particularly for the concentration of predators. The film shows the life of a mother cheetah with her cubs and a pride of lions. But also the migration of large herds of wildebeests and zebras with the crossing of the Mara River attracts visitors in its spell.
I spent 5 days with Mike Edmondson on a few of his adventures, which included Kosciusko winter camping, photography tours and spring tours which included some of the historic huts the area has to showcase.