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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2015, 09:41:45 PM »
Part 4

At the conclusion of Shabbos, we met our guide who would take us out for an evening drive. The spotter uses a spotlight with a red filter to scan the brush for the reflective eyes of the animals. It is now and early morning when predators are most active.
 
After about an hour of driving around without much activity, our excitement began to taper.  It was when we were beginning to think that we wouldn’t see anything that a handful of lions came into view. It was a bit difficult to see clearly and I wasn’t catching much on my camera. But I did manage to capture on video an incredible roar from the male lion calling out to its pride. We were just feet away.

Our drive had to be wrapped up as vehicles not allowed out after 10:00PM





We were up early on Sunday for an all day safari which would take us to the Mara River. We were really hoping to catch the Serengeti wildebeest migration which follows the abundant grasslands to the Mara. The animals are required to cross the crocodile infested waters of the Mara River which is a spectacular sight. But because of the plentiful rains and food, their arrival is delayed until August.
 
In the mid afternoon heat, we looked for a shady spot to stop for lunch. We noticed a nice tree in a clearing and decided to stop. We were mere feet from the tree when our guide suddenly braked. Pointing up, he asked if we were able to see the animal resting in its branches. Indeed we were. It was a leopard and its baby. Needless to say we ate lunch somewhere else.


Sunrise


A cheetah


Hmmm


Check out his wound


Resting in the shade


Her hubby not too far away


Wow!








The Mara River


The unsuspecting tree




She finally came down from the tree


Lunch


A jackal


A spotted hyena


We got a flat tire. At least is wasn't at night






I will conclude in my next post!


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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2015, 09:49:21 PM »
Great photos!

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2015, 09:52:16 PM »
amazing!!
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2015, 09:57:49 PM »
That lunch pic is great!

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2015, 10:17:35 PM »
Amazing stuff!

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2015, 10:23:51 PM »
Please dont mind me asking.
It's an open vehicle, those beasts don't pounce at the humans ?
And a flat tire in the middle of the jungle ? Explain how you're still alive.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2015, 11:04:09 PM »


Please dont mind me asking.
It's an open vehicle, those beasts don't pounce at the humans ?
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I believe one of the main reasons is that they see the entire vehicle with all occupants as one large entity


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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2015, 11:06:42 PM »
Wow really amazing and interesting pictures! Thanks for taking the time.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2015, 12:07:09 AM »
I.NEED.TO.GO.ON.A.SAFARI
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2015, 12:16:51 AM »
I.NEED.TO.GO.ON.A.SAFARI
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2015, 12:33:37 AM »
I believe one of the main reasons is that they see the entire vehicle with all occupants as one large entity
Do you mind explaining it a bit more ?

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2015, 12:54:36 AM »
Do you mind explaining it a bit more ?
Most animals can't/won't get into the Jeeps, which are very high, even if they are open top.

On top of that, when the animal is looking at the Jeep they don't see a vehicle with 10 creatures inside, but rather one giant creature, which is much bigger and stronger than they are.

Yes, it is dangerous for the Rangers to stop and change a flat tire. There was one incident in Kruger national park in which a leopard killed a Ranger who left his vehicle while waiting for help to repair a flat. Though the rangers are often armed, they are trained how to spot potential harm, and how to deal with it without deadly force. They are the last people who would shoot an animal. As for the tourists, they remain safely in the Jeep.

Safaris are safe, unless you do something idiotic like get out of the car, or antagonize the animals.
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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2015, 01:46:06 AM »
Did you approach the EK Chauffeur desk when you arrived in DXB and asked them for a car and they turned you down cause you were on the AK award?.

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Re: Kenya Safari TR
« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2015, 07:29:51 AM »
Most animals can't/won't get into the Jeeps, which are very high, even if they are open top.

On top of that, when the animal is looking at the Jeep they don't see a vehicle with 10 creatures inside, but rather one giant creature, which is much bigger and stronger than they are.

Yes, it is dangerous for the Rangers to stop and change a flat tire. There was one incident in Kruger national park in which a leopard killed a Ranger who left his vehicle while waiting for help to repair a flat. Though the rangers are often armed, they are trained how to spot potential harm, and how to deal with it without deadly force. They are the last people who would shoot an animal. As for the tourists, they remain safely in the Jeep.

Safaris are safe, unless you do something idiotic like get out of the car, or antagonize the animals.

Not always true...http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/terrifying-moment-cheeky-cheetah-gets-6035295

Great installment!!

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