Seen & Photographed at Kichwa Tembo
July 2015 - Our ranger teams at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and &Beyond Bateleur Camp have been equipped with what we have affectionately dubbed “&Beyond GnuPro©” cameras so that they can photograph the Great Migration for our regular location updates.
The &Beyond Kichwa Tembo rangers were thrilled to announce that the first significant herd of wildebeest braved the Mara River crossing yesterday. With massive herds currently gathered on the lookout hill, the crossings will continue for some time giving guests in the Mara some truly unforgettable sightings.
In addition to the daunting, yet highly anticipated river crossings, the year-round resident wildlife continues to thrill and delight our guests. Last week, Head Ranger Joseph Kima had a fantastic game drive that he says he will remember for a long time.
As they set out for morning drive, an immaculate male leopard casually sauntered just meters in front of the vehicle. A mere 30 minutes later, they encountered a female cheetah with her four subadult cubs that had taken over a mound and were scanning the horizon. An hour later, Kima and his guests watched in awe as a large herd of elephant came down to the river’s edge to quench their thirst, with impala doing the same on the opposite bank. Eventually the elephants slowly crossed the river … just another beautiful morning spent in the magnificent Masai Mara!
Images courtesy of Joseph Kima.