Masai Mara ♡ Kenya

 

The African sun on my skin, a fresh breeze whirling my hair wildly, a view that takes my breath away: endless space, lush green, in between the red earth of Kenya, the blue and gray of the sky and everywhere you see these unbelievably beautiful creatures … zebras that somehow look unreal, as if someone had painted them … giraffes stretching their long necks to catch the best leaves … lions and cheetahs lying lazily under shady bushes … a leopard, well camouflaged in the crown of an acacia … many different antelopes and gazelles, jumping, grazing, relaxing … elephants, these gentle giants. I could watch them for hours. And suddenly everything makes sense … I feel the deepest peace, absolute happiness and an infinite freedom …

 

Namibia – Sesfontain to Palmwag

It was a very long day in the car through an area that seemed to be the end of the world. Stones and sand as far as the eyes could see…but even in this dry stone desert we saw giraffes, Oryx, a herd of elephants and even a wild rhino! Incredible…

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Chobe National Parc – Elephants

Today I show you the last part of Chobe National Parc – the amazing elephants! At any point of the journey I stopped counting because there were so many of these wonderful grey giants. It was simply wonderful to observe them at the water, playing in the mud or running across the savanna. Just on the way out of the parc we found a group of lions lying in the shade, with fat bellys that the could hardly breath…a few meters further we found the reason why: They killed a baby elephant…the vultures and marabous fighted for the left-overs. Sad but natural…

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Chobe National Parc -around Ihaha Camp

Ihaha is one of the Campsites inside the national parc, so we had a whole day to drive around and enjoy the beautiful wildlife in Chobe. Driving around was not always that easy because of animals crossing our way. We had to wait a long time until a huge herd of buffalos passed by to reach the river. And that was not the last experience with the buffalos this day… in the night at Ihaha Campsite we woke up from a indefinable noise. When we looked out of our tents we saw hundreds of buffalos crossing the river – wow! On the other side of the river (Namibia) there were huge fires 😦 Later on our journey we learned that a lot of fields are set on fire to make the ground more fertile. So let’s hope that it was just another field burning and no area in the wild.

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Chobe National Parc – beautiful twiga

When we saw our first twiga (suaheli for giraffe) everybody was like wooow…then we saw more and more and it got quiet normal that these beautiful animals are walking around everywhere. But in Chobe National Parc the woooow came back when we observed them at the water, drinking and eating grass from the ground…fascinating! Another great thing to watch is that giraffes are taxi and restaurant for some little birds…they pick the bugs out of the giraffes skin – a win-win situation 😉

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