We are quickly back on the way to the Mara bridge, we stop short at a huge herd of buffaloes. We reach the border of the Conservancy just in time and cross the bridge into the Mara triangle.
A quick breakfast just behind the bridge and off we go. A ranger shows us a small pride of lions under a tree, a lion king and two lion queens rest in the shade, next to a water hole. A topi stands guard. We let them sleep and drive back to the Mara river. We only spot a couple of hippos and a lone croc is lying around on the shore. OK, then let’s go to Oloololo gate. What a bit of luck, we spot one of the rarest Mara animals, we have never seen one before and now we’ve seen two in 24 hours.
We pay for the day at the Oloololo gate and book our campsite. The view over the plains from the campsite is breathtaking. We are completely alone. Unfortunately the weather changes, it even rains and our evening drive is very short.
Around 9 o’clock we hear loud rumblings nearby, two male lions compete, we quickly disappear into our tent. The Lions keep on roaring very nearby. An adequate farewell from the Kenyan paradise.
115 km, 5 hrs, 28°, sunny and rain
U.S. $ 60 for the Oloololo Public Camp Site, Mara Conservancy
Park fees U.S. $ 140 and 400 KSH for the car
Tags: Mara Triangle, Mara Conservancy, Olololo Gate, Mara Bridge, Aruba Mara Camp, Siria Escarpment, Talek Gate, Oloololo Public Campsite