Giraffe

This giraffe was waiting for us just outside our camp when we returned for lunch one day.

Leopard

I don't know how one of the guides spotted this leopard. It was sleeping on a branch in a tree with a lot of foliage. From our vehicle I could not see it with my naked eye. After looking through a pair of binoculars I spotted it and was able to get a couple of …

Black Rhino

We had just one black rhino sighting while we were in Africa. In the mid-1900's, black rhinos were plentiful.  In the 1960's settlers killed off a large number of the rhino population. By 1970, there were an estimated 65,000 black rhinos that could be found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. But in eastern Africa, 90 percent of …

Up and Away

Going up in a hot-air balloon has been on my bucket list all of my life. So when the opportunity presented itself on our trip to Kenya, I jumped at the chance. What better place to fly then over the Masai Mara? We had a 3:45 a.m. wakeup call and were driven to the field …