This time we spent the turn of the year from 2018 to 2019 in Africa. We stayed 9 nights in the Masai Mara. There were no wilde­beests there at this time of year, they were in the Serengeti as part of the migra­tion. But we could observe plen­ty of oth­er ani­mals, espe­cial­ly cats. A selec­tion of the best pic­tures I show here in the gallery.

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Lions

Dur­ing our safari we could observe many lion groups.

Leopards

This time we had a very lucky time with the leop­ards. We could see 5 of these beau­ti­ful big cats dur­ing our trip…

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Cheetahs

Besides a group of 5 male leop­ards we could also observe sev­er­al sin­gle ani­mals.

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Serval

Like every time we had a spe­cial expe­ri­ence on the last day of our trip: Before sun­rise we dis­cov­ered a ser­val.

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Giraffes

We have at times dis­cov­ered giraffes in very large groups. They are majes­tic ani­mals that stride ele­gant­ly through the steppe.

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Elefants

Watch­ing ele­phants in the wild is always a great expe­ri­ence.

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Birds

We were also able to observe var­i­ous birds.

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Other animals

Zebras, Hip­pos, Antilopes & Co.

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Landscape

I love the end­less wide­ness of the Masai Mara. Every sun­rise and sun­set is always an incred­i­ble spec­ta­cle.

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Accomodation

We were now for the fourth time in the Mara Bush Camp - Pri­vate Wing. Again it was an unfor­get­table expe­ri­ence. The ser­vice was first class, the com­fort of the tents increased even more, now the tents even have a mini bar. And all that in the mid­dle of the wilder­ness!

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Balloon launch

Very pop­u­lar in the Masai Mara are morn­ing bal­loon flights. Up to 7 bal­loons could be seen in the air at the same time dur­ing the morn­ing.