Monday, 12 December 2011

Day 87 – 1.7.2011 The wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara is waiting ....


we were already in the Masai Mara and we have experienced the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti. The Mara, however, has fascinated us and we change our plans, instead of driving to the Lakes Bogoria and Baringo, we drive back to Narok.

Everything would be fine, if not the second laptop would have crashed, the hard drive breaks on the way from Sekanani to Talek. The keyboard of the first laptop had stopped working some days ago at Nairobi and we had no chance to get another one there (German layout). The probability that two like-new laptops will break within a week, is so small, yet it has happened and we are without a computer for the next 10 days. But what shalls? We are in the Mara!

As we navigate without laptops (usually we use T4A on the laptop to navigate and the Garmin GPS as a GPS reciever), we take the wrong course without noticing it and end up unwillingly in the park, in the middle of nowhere there is a barrier and we have problems to escape without paying. WTF? What a rip off! But we get there, without paying. At 2:30 we are finally at the Aruba Mara Camp. This time we really want to see the Cheetahs and we hire a Masai guide for the next day and go early to bed.

248 km, 8 hrs, 28 ° cloudy,
900 KSH in Aruba Mara Camp,

Tags: Samburu National Reserve, Schokoladenfluss, Thomson Falls, Nyahururu, Lake Naivasha, Fish Eagle Inn, Maasai Mara, Migration, Wildebeest Migration

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