Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

An Unreal Masai Mara Experience Safari

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Hello all;

I have just got back from one incredible week in Kenya as I hosted an incredible bunch of people seen below, on our Masai Mara Experience Safari;

Time spent in the Masai Mara at any time of year is very special BUT spending time there in the Wild Eye Mara Camp during the months of June – November is extra special as this man, Dickson Sakaya;

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

& his team that run our camp make our guests experience so much more than just a mind-blowing wildlife experience. There warm welcoming ways, endless willingness to help, & their keen ways to want to share & learn makes for a pleasing & memorable stay!

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye


Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

They all play such a vital role in the camp and I thank every single one of you for all your efforts last week!

Our experience was even more moving thanks to mother nature who provided us with spectacular game viewing & wildlife interactions.

We had some tense predator action as well as interaction throughout the week that kept us all on edge wondering what the next bit of excitement would/could be;

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

These carnivores sure did bless us all with some special photographic opportunities throughout the week but so did their prey species & the ones who look down on them from above;

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

There is always something to photograph in the Masai Mara regardless as to the time of year you visit & so it is always a worth while safari.

Two days before I left for this particular safari we received an update that the Mara Triangle was blanketed by over a million wildebeest. We sat chatting amongst each other in office before my departure discussing the reasons why & this is because of the late rains in the Serengeti this year resulted in the animals moving north later. Due to the lack of mass herds this season, there is also still a load of food available for the animals in the Mara & so there is great reason for them to still be there. I was hoping for the best!

As we all know, animals move as & when they want & for many different reasons but all our hopes were very high & as we flew into the Mara Triangle we knew that dreams were going to become a reality. The reason I say this, is because on our approach to the Serena airstrip we were welcomed by hundreds & thousands of wildebeest that all took off & due to the shear numbers looked like ocean waves as the aircraft camp in to land.

No image or video can ever do this justice but here are a few images from the extremely special moments we got to witness during our week;

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye
Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Absolutely unreal for the time of year!

SIX, truly action packed crossing for a shoulder season week. Not bad at all!

Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imaged a better turn out for the week, we sure did hit the nail on the head with our pre-safari predictions.

Michael Laubscher, Kenya, Mara Experience, Wild Eye

Thank you all for your following & engagement on the various platforms throughout the week. I truly appreciate it & do look forward to hosting YOU on a safari one day soon!

Until then;

Happy Snapping!

Michael

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Michael Laubscher

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Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”! I look forward to sharing life long experiences with you and helping you capture them. Please feel free to go check out my Instagram account

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