August 22nd 2017 - Departure from the Masai Mara
Since our flight does not start until 22:15 in Nairobi, we had the morning at our disposal and started as usual at 6:15 for our last game drive. First we found a lioness with 3 cubs running around wild and playing - Kids are all the same.
The mom was visibly annoyed by the hustle and bustle between the three:
We watched the romping lion cubs for a good hour, then we went on. Eric was always in contact with other guides via radio and suddenly became restless after a conversation. He shouted for us to get ready and then accelerated. While driving he explained to us that a lioness was about to carry her newborn to a hiding place. Shortly afterwards we reached them. The lioness carried the baby, which could only be a few days old, in her mouth and finally hid it in a cave.
With a photogenic posing zebra our last game drive ended and we drove back to the camp for our last breakfast.
After breakfast we packed up everything and drove back to Nairobi around about 1:00pm. The trip took much longer than planned due to a traffic jam, so that in the end there was a hectic activity. But Eric dropped us off at the airport in time. The flight started on time at 10:15pm and we arrived on
August 23rd 2018
at just before 6:00 a.m. in Frankfurt. The transfer to the train station and the trip with the Airport Express back to Düsseldorf also worked without any problems.
Again it was an incredibly wonderful trip. Everything worked out just perfectly, we had many unforgettable adventures and were very happy to have Eric with us again. Africa is simply unique and we miss the endless landscapes, wild animals, great sunrises and sunsets, the evenings around the campfire and the nice people we met very much.
After Africa is before Africa, we’ll definitely come back!