DAY 4 - The Great Migration

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June 26th 2011
Published: December 29th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

The next day was a long one – 10 hours on the road in search of the Great Migration. Today we saw lots of babies – giraffes, elephants, bat-eared foxes and hyena. We observed a pair of mating lions and saw another cheetah, which the guides and drivers were expert at spotting. We finally found the giant herds of migrating wildebeest and stopped for lunch within view.

In the evening we dined al fresco on the plains as a Maasai warrior explained the finer points of his culture. Before dinner we each cooked our own bread over the campfire! The meal was fabulous, ranging from traditional African dishes to continental cuisine, and we sat out long after dark. At one time we could see the shiny eyes of a passing herd of wildebeest. Later the hyenas would sing us to sleep with their whooping cries.


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