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Quick report Masai Mara March '08

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Patty and others, a trip report, hmm, i cant write very well. So here comes what i can recall now. question are welcome and make it easier.

March 12th KQ evening flight AMS-NBO. Eventful flight talking the night away to an interesting guy and drinking lots of g&t's (one empty chair between us till a certain extend)
Arrived still with plenty of booze in the body and transfer to Wilson. Wilson empty, ran into Ricardo (Saruni) that flies back to Saruni with me so off we go, enjoying the flight so much but also tyred, and want another drink. Saruni one of the guides at Saruni picks us up and half a gamedrive takes us to the empty lodge. My stay at Saruni is great again, the cottages spacious and warm, no other guests but interesting chats with Ricardo make up for it, Grappa included. Saruni is simply a fantastic lodge. Good food -lots of rain & lightning - few cats - Aitong cattle market, nothing to complain, very much enjoyed it.

On 3rd day Saruni takes me to Serian where i m going to stay for 7 nights....Yes i love the Mara, and i love Serian. Since i nearly have the run off the camp with Isaac I take a look at all the tents and can pick the one i like best. I wanted to stay in the one i had previously had but i picked one closer to the mess to avoid walks if i had to get something, very good decision. On the 2nd day i joined Alex and Laurence and a Masai Chief (Hyena man that lives in Laikipia) on a trip to the Ololloo escarpment, not a normal gamedrive but nicer, I was not just a tourist but made part of it, the views from there are magnifisent and i cant wait to go back and put a tent up there just to see the sunrise from that point of view. The days after were filled with gamedrives, flycamping at the Talek, and walk up the escarpment with an anti-poaching unit. After the 4rd day i was driving the vehicle myself with the guides spotting the game, it all felt very good and easy. Staying at one place does make a difference...before this trip i was always rushing 2 days in this camp, 2 days there, just to see as much and many camps as possible which i do not regret as that way you can eventually pick the place you enjoyed most for a longer stay. However the feeling you get with the staff and people in a camp changes after 3 days and becomes very relaxed. At Serian other guests where coming and going, when they left it felt good that i could stay for some more.

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