A group of Maasi men in a local Maasi village. The Maasi are nomads who believe that all of the cattle in the world belong to the Maasi people. They are fond of drinking a mixture of milk and cow's blood. Very tasty, I'm sure. In order to get married, the men must kill a lion with just a spear, a knife and a shield made from cow's hide. When the Maasi die, they are not buried. Their bodies are left in the open for the buzzards and jackals. The Maasi men perform a wonderful dance where they jump progressively higher as they chant and sing.


The Maasi Mara. A magical place that lies along Kenya's southwest border with Tanzania covering 690 square miles of varied countryside. We traveled a very rough road to get here. Almost all of Africa's wildlife is represented in the Maasi Mara. Great herds of animals migrate annually between the Maasi Mara and the Serengeti in search of grass and water. The area encompassing the Serengeti and Maasi Mara is the last refuge of the greatest concentration of wildlife remaining on earth.



The cheeta is the fastest land animal on earth. This one wasn't about to go anywhere.


This lion looked very old and tired. He was also limping.

A much younger and healthier male lion.



While in Maasi Mara, we took a balloon safari. From the basket of the balloon we witnessed a spectacle of wilderness. We landed on a grassy plain where we had a champagne style breakfast surrounded by herds of wildebeest and zebra.

The elephant is one of the few animals without an enemy in the wild.

The giraffe is the tallest living animal. A plant eater, its great height is perfect for reaching the leaves of trees. The giraffe can gallop, and has been known to reach speeds which humans on fast-riding horses cannot overtake. They live in small herds.


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