Christa Eybers - Wild Eye Mara Camp

Making Friends in the Masai Mara – A Journalist’s Perspective

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I know that our Wild Eye Mara Camp is amazing.

Our guests, that have experienced our incredible piece of Africa, know that the Wild Eye Mara Camp is amazing.

A few weeks ago award-winning multi-media producer at South Africa’s Eyewitness News, Christa Eybers, visited the Wild Eye camp and now she also knows that the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the Masai Mara is amazing.

Christa recently published a short opinion piece of her time in the Mara and her experience at the Wild Eye Mara Camp where she spent time with the people that make the Wild Eye experience.

Christa Eybers - Wild Eye Mara Camp

Grab a cup of coffee and check out Christa’s article on Eyewitness News below.

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Inside the Wonder and Majesty of the Masai Mara

“Everyone has a bucket list. Visiting the Maasai Mara in Kenya has always been at the top of mine. When I got the chance to visit the area, I jumped at it.

After a short 45-minute flight from Nairobi, we landed in the middle of the Maasai Mara. This is what the African bush looks like in the books we read while growing up. Kilometres of raw untouched natural landscapes, with animals as far as you can see.

The South African-owned and managed Wild-Eye camp on the Mara River was my home for the week, and I felt rather emotional when I had to leave the place that had such a big impact on me in such a short time.

It was not only the fact that I was staying in a comfortable tent, with five families of hippos as my neighbours (who often woke me up at night to get a bite of the grass underneath the tent) but what made this trip truly memorable was the people.

I was left in awe of the Masaai people who received us so warmly in their home. Nothing was ever too much to ask for and every day was met with smiles all around.”

Read the full article on Eyewitness News by clicking here.

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Included in Christa’s article is a profile interview with Dickson Sakaya who, if you’ve been to our camp of you follow any of our guides on Instagram, will need no introduction.

When I watched this video for the first time, and read the article, I felt emotions ranging from feeling super proud to quite emotional.

Yes, we have created something truly special.

Thanks to Eyewitness News and Christa for the feature and I hope that you guys saw just a little bit more of the magic that is the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the experiences we create for our clients and guests in the Masai Mara.

Until next time,

Gerry

About the Author

Gerry van der Walt

I am a private and specialist photographic safari guide, public speaker, co founder of Wild Eye and wildlife photographer. Visit my website at www.gerryvanderwalt.com or follow my journey on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter a look forward to changing the way you see the world.  I also host a Wildlife Photography Podcast and I Vlog!

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