Safari is a kiswahili word meaning ” to go”, to go on a trip.
Meryl Streep/ Karen Blixen: Did you think you would stay for the night?
Robert Redford/ Denis Finch-Hatton: I can’t I’ve booked a safari. I’m going to the Mara.
The largest wildlife reserve of Kenya
Maasai Mara is known as the largest wildlife reserve in Kenya. It’s named after the river Mara which is shared with Tanzania, and famous for being crossed in June and October by the wildebeest which migrate South to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Reserve. It’s very risky….many of them are killed by the crocodiles.
In Tanzania, the name of the territory is Serengeti. The reserve is shared by both countries, Tanzania having the largest portion of it. It is 25000 km2 out of which 1800 km2 are located in the Kenyan territory. It’s at 1600 m altitude, which means that it’s not as hot as we could expect.
In Maasai Mara, the mountains are purple, the sky is deep blue, the grass of the savannah is the same colour as the lions fur and on the trees, sausages grow. They are used by the Maasais to make beer (check this article regarding how they make beer out of the fruit of the sausage tree). Continue reading