Some pictures Masai Mara Oct 2007

Oct 16th, 2007, 02:29 PM
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Sandi i corrected on a picture comment regarding Serian. I m off to bed, leaving for Beijing (Business) tomorrow (my first paid for trip ever. Feels a bit too rushed. I really only got back this weekend - still dreaming of the Masai and not feeling like beijng in a hectic place like Beijing yet. However a crispy Peking duck ...mmm
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Oct 16th, 2007, 03:10 PM
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Welcome to Beijing!

I laughed at the comment by Jenack that your pictures looked like hers. When I saw your first shot of lions on a kill I thought to myself, "What's my photo doing in there?" Mine was taken years ago.

You really had some exceptional lion viewing compliments of that adorable little cub and the 3-way boxing match, plus the kills. Adorable little goat herder. Baby jackals! Great hippo collage and the mating ostrich sequence is something you might see in National Geographic. Lovely wildlife photos and your camp shots are helpful too.
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Oct 16th, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Atravelynn: Are you in Beijing? I m sure you had this question many times but give me 2 of the best Peking duck restaurants please. I will stay 4 nights in the China world Hotel and 5 nights in the Regent Beijing.Have not had time at all to look into the Asia forum to get recommendations. Any restaurant or other (Spa) recommendations would be highly appreciated. Also what part of teh Great wall should we visit? Thanks
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Oct 17th, 2007, 07:41 AM
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Alejandra, cannot help with Beijing but appreciate your thoughts on Saruni. We are staying in tented lodging in addition to Saruni (Explorer) but there have been questions about it being so far away - however, I am looking at that as a positive. So thank you for your review!
My Dh would love to be heading to China, however I am thinking of the next (2nd) trip to Africa-- 2009! I am just addicted by looking at everyone's pics. Cc
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Oct 18th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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This place by an unreconstructed portion of the wall sounds very interesting to me. I may stay there next year. You could check it out for me

It's been years since I've visited any restored parts of the wall and I can't even remember what section we went to.

Atravelynn spent a night on the wall and you can read her trip report here
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Oct 18th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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No I am not in Beijing. I was welcoming you from across the world.

I also cannot help you on Peking Duck. But if you want to volunteer scooping up panda poo, I can be of assistance.
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Nov 4th, 2007, 11:41 AM
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Thanks Atravelynn. Beijing was very hectic but great. I did find some yammie roasted duck after all.
My best news is that I will go back to Kenya in March. I will be travelling alone and stay for 6 nights in the Mara,
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Nov 4th, 2007, 01:37 PM
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Excellent pictures.
The Seychelle photos transported me back - beautiful place with so-so food.
Thanks for posting.
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Nov 20th, 2007, 11:56 AM
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There are some very good photos here, and I am jealous! On what date(s) did your observe the crossing? We were in the Mara Sept 27-30 and it was all over by then. Saw all the animals on the south side, but not crossing, just the terrible remainders of those who did not make it.

One more question. With what lens did you capture most of the pictures?

Pretty certainly, we have the same lions mating!! They must stay in that place for all of us.

Also, we did stay at the Mara Serena, and it is too far from the river to view. It was wonderful though, so not sure why you would object.

The trip of a lifetime and I will post more later.

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Dec 14th, 2007, 11:16 PM
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Wandotraveller it was on october 4th "world animal day" that we saw the crossing in the Mara.
Most pictures taken with a Canon
40d 70-300 lens. And with a Panasonic Lumix FZ30
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