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Entering the Masai Mara

The ground ran red as the rain mixed with the dust that had stained our feet only hours earlier forming a rich paste matching the Masai’s clothes. It was a bumpy ride to the Masai Mara, down dirt roads, littered with rocks and holes. Grazing lands rolled out, as far as the eye could see with herds of cattle and goats dotted across the horizon, tended to by the tall and graceful men, carrying their staffs.

The atmosphere in the van was electric. There was not much of a drive to go. Soon...

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The beauty of the Masai Mara

Imagine that it is 6am, the Sun is just rising and your jeep is in the middle of the African Savannah. So many beautiful creatures surround you and this is the perfect time of day to see them.

Giraffes and zebra make their way to watering holes where they are joined by elephants, buffalo and even lions! Seeing a lion take a drink of the murky water while the nearby zebra herd remain on heightened alert is exhilerating and you feel so privileged to have seen such amazing creatures that...

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Honeymooning in the Masai Mara NR

We got married on Saturday 6 April 2013 in Pittwater, Sydney. An amazing day. One week later, after leaving our jobs, moving out of our apartment in Sydney, we packed our bags and set off on our honeymoon – 9 months backpacking around the world!

The Masai Mara NR

It was a long bumpy drive along dusty roads to the Masai Mara, but after being in Africa for just two days, we were taken on an introductory game drive that afternoon – what an incredible way to...

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Zoe’s mid-life crisis tour of Africa

Zoe Brooks packed in her job and headed to Africa on one of Tucan Travel’s longest tours of the continent.

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