Again we spent the turn of the year 2021/2022 in Kenya. We enjoyed the New Year’s Eve in the fan­tas­tic Mara Bush Camp - Pri­vate Wing in the Masai Mara. After­wards we went by plane to Amboseli Nation­al Park, where this time we were very lucky. It had rained before, so the usu­al­ly dry Lake Amboseli was filled with water, which had attract­ed numer­ous flamin­gos. In addi­tion, Mount Kil­i­man­jaro pre­sent­ed itself in its fullest beau­ty. At the end of the trip we spent a few more days in the Lumo Con­ser­van­cy in the won­der­ful­ly locat­ed Lions Bluff Lodge. A detailed report about this trip can be found here.


Masai Mara

The Masai Mara again proved its rep­u­ta­tion of being the most wildlife-rich region in Africa. We were again able to observe many cats. It was espe­cial­ly nice that we had plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to watch lion cubs playing.



Amboseli Nation­al Park was this time a real high­light of the trip. On the one hand, Mount Kil­i­man­jaro showed itself in all its glo­ry. On the oth­er hand, it had rained before, so that the usu­al­ly dry Lake Amboseli was filled and there were plen­ty of flamingos.



Lumo was a pre­mière for us. The small pri­vate sanc­tu­ary is locat­ed in Tsa­vo West. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, there was a pro­longed drought before, to which many ani­mals became vic­tims. There­fore, we had only rel­a­tive­ly lit­tle oppor­tu­ni­ty for obser­va­tions. But the lux­u­ri­ous and spec­tac­u­lar­ly sit­u­at­ed Lions Bluff Lodge with its wide view into the plain com­pen­sat­ed for this.

Sunrise in the Masai Mara, Kenya


Besides the game watch­ing, the land­scape in Africa is always fas­ci­nat­ing. We espe­cial­ly enjoyed the impres­sive and con­stant­ly chang­ing light effects of the sun­ris­es and sun­sets again.


Accommodation & Transportation

Once again, the accom­mo­da­tions in Africa were first class. We espe­cial­ly liked the Lions Bluff Lodge in Lumo. The domes­tic flight from the Masai Mara to Amboseli Nation­al Park with a view over the Rift Val­ley was also very nice.