This has been a holiday I have been waiting for ever since I was a little girl and I feel so privileged to experience it finally. We started out from Nairobi and made the long drive to Samburu.
We stayed in the Intrepid Lodges, a beautiful camp right in the heart of the reserve. Whilst there we encountered all the big cats with their cubs and also observed a lioness kill a waterbuck in the river. Samburu is a lot smaller than the Masai Mara but it was my favourite place we visited as there were a lot less jeeps and we got to see the elusive Leopard. (Multiple times!)
Next we travelled via Mount Kenya to Nakuru. I was amazed at the difference in the landscape at all of these places. Whilst by Lake Nakuru we were lucky enough to see A rhino with its baby. They are native to South Africa but are flourishing in Nakuru.
Finally we ended up in the Masai Mara staying at the Ilkeliani Luxury Camp. This camp is not fenced and the Masai warriors guard the premises at night. On the last night we could hear the Hyenas! Whilst Samburu was my favourite reserve the Maasai Mara was incredible as there was such a vast number and variety of animals. We visited a local Masai village which was a huge eye opener on how lucky we are to have clean water and electricity 24/7.
The Kenyanpeople were absolutely lovely and our guides Dennis and Peter were incredible. I will never forget this experience and I hope that in years to come these animals are still here so that younger generations will be able to experience what me and my family have.