Trip Report: Masai Mara Off Peak Safari 21 to 27 July 2019

The week of the 21st to 27th of July proved yet again that there is simply no "bad time" to be in the Mara.

This particular week was split in half by the arrival of Mike and his group of 6 guests who were spending the last 3 nights of their Best of Kenya Safari in the Wild Eye Camp, this meant that the group of guests I was hosting had the Wild Eye Mara Camp to ourselves for the first 3 nights which was pretty special!

We were fortunate that our week started off with some dramatic river crossings as the migratory herds poured into the Mara Triangle before making their way towards the Tanzanian border. We made the most of our time with the herds and concentrated our drives along the Mara River and crossing points located just upstream from camp.

With crossings under the belt we shifted our focus to the big cats of the region in the second half of the week, catching up with the resident lion prides and cheetah. Unfortunately the leopard of the region managed to give us the slip but I am certain that Johan and I will be catching up with these shy and illusive cats in a couple of weeks when we host two weeks of back-to-back Peak Season Safaris.

Andrew Beck

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