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Three Brothers

I love wild cats - the size and the species do not matter. I just love them all. There are some individuals, such as Ranthambhore's famous tigress called Machali, whom I will remember all my life. Another cat or rather group of cats that I will never forget are the fampous "three brothers [...]

Ndutu - Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in northern Tanzania

Where the heck is it? That was my reaction when I first heard of Ndutu on a trip to Masai Mara. Ndutu, a part of the much larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in northern Tanzania, lies southeast of the more famous Serengeti national park. It is a part of the Serengeti ecosystem and a very impo [...]

Planning your east African Safari

Costs: The costs for an East African safari can be broken up into three major components: Park fees. These include entry fees per head (between 60 to 80 US$ per head per day for non residents), Vehicle entry fee per day, Lodging concessions etc. These are all the fees that have to be paid to the go [...]

Five weeks in Masai Mara National Reserve - Week 5

During the fifth week in Masai Mara our sightings of the three lion prides with small cubs were great as by now we could find them almost anytime we wanted to. A few of my close friend were part of this group and we had a party every night, which was long overdue. Four weeks of very serious photogra [...]

Five weeks in Masai Mara National Reserve - Week 4

Cats were once again the highlight of our fourth week. There were fewer river crossings in this week but by now we had become adept at finding three prides of lions, all three with very young cubs, a pair of mating cheetahs (though we never really saw them mating) and a huge male leopard, whose terr [...]

Five weeks in Masai Mara National Reserve - Week 3

At the end of the second week we bid goodbye to Kahini, Shivang and all their friends and crossed the Mara River to go towards Talek River. This week we had a group of close friends and family who were booked in Sunworld Safari’s amazing camp (Mara Bush Camp). This place is located in the best [...]