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.
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.
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.
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.