Kenya 2023

Angama Mara

Part two of our amazing Africa adventure

September 2023

Video highlights from our first safari camp in Kenya. After departing Tanzania, we spent four nights at the beautiful Angama Mara Lodge which has incredible views over the Maasai Mara and the Great Rift Valley. Game drives in the Mara Triangle brought sightings of giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, warthogs and loads of elephants along with lots of other amazing wildlife.

Angama Mara Photo Gallery

Zebra with desert date trees, Mara Triangle

Giraffe with oxpecker, Mara Triangle

Giraffes watching a lion pride in the distance, Mara Triangle

Lilac-breasted roller, Mara Triangle

Lilac-breasted roller in flight, Mara Triangle

Lion cub, Mara Triangle

Burrowing wolf spider, Mara Triangle

Mating pair of lions, Mara Triangle

Young cheetah brothers, Mara Triangle

Male waterbuck, Mara Triangle

Oxpeckers on Cape buffalo, Mara Triangle

Cape buffalo with oxpeckers, Mara Triangle

Breakfast stop during game drive, Mara Triangle

Male lions, Mara Triangle

Male lion, Mara Triangle

White-browed coucal, Mara Triangle

Giraffe with morning sky over the Great Rift Valley, Mara Triangle

Hot air balloon at dawn, Mara Triangle

Desert locust, Mara Triangle

Rock hyrax outside our room, Angama Mara Lodge

Stink bug in our room, Angama Mara Lodge

Zebra outside the map room, Angama Mara Lodge

Angama Mara Video Gallery

Giraffes Necking

Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — September 2023

Male giraffes engage in bouts of necking to establish dominance. What we witnessed here was probably just practice between young males, but more serious bouts can apparently be quite violent.

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Jousting Baby Elephants

Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — September 2023

Like many young animals, elephant babies engage in play fighting, both for fun and to begin to sharpen the jousting skills they will need as an adult.

added 12/03/2023

Cheetah Brothers

Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — September 2023

These cheetah brothers had just been driven away by their mother days before so that she could prepare for her next litter. They seem a little lost without her, but they will hopefully soon perfect their hunting skills and live successfully on their own.

added 12/03/2023

Mating Lions

Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — September 2023

A mating pair of lions will separate themselves from the pride and stay together in a kind of “honeymoon” for three or four days. During this time, they will mate about every 20 minutes or so.

added 12/03/2023

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