Adventures in Kenya and South Africa

August 5, 2013  By: Gretchen

Wilson Lewa Downs

The Wilson family recently enjoyed an adventure in Kenya and South Africa. Upon their return, they shared a few special photos with us. One of the best parts of our jobs is hearing safari stories and seeing photos and videos from returning clients, and we in turn like to share them with you, so that you can enjoy a little armchair travel along with us.

13-year-old Kasey Wilson had the exciting privilege of feeding an orphaned rhino near Lewa Downs, Kenya during their visit. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it works to conserve both wildlife and its habitat through the protection and management of species, by supporting community conservation and development programs, and also educating its neighbors about the value of wildlife.Wilson Masai village

The Wilsons visited a Maasai Village near Little Governors’ Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara.  A visit to Kenya really isn’t complete without some kind of cultural experience, and we encourage all of our clients to make something like this a part of their safari. This area of the Masai Mara is not only well seated to access local culture, it is teeming with wildlife! We often bring you game reports on the Safari Journal Blog from the Governors’ family of camps. We are always excited to hear the latest goings on in their very game-rich neck of the woods.

Wilson lion femaleStill in Kenya, this female lion that passed so close to the Wilsons in the game drive vehicle that Jim could have scratched her back–but he didn’t!  She was part of a hunting party of four females that had their eyes on some zebra.Wilson lion

This last handsome fellow was a lion that the Wilsons saw at Mala Mala bordering Kruger National Park in South Africa. He’s quite the handsome specimen! Mala Mala Main Camp overlooks the Sand River and is a fantastic place for seeing lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

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