The first full day in Kenya (ignoring the middle-of-the-night arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) was a study in constrasts, going through the busy urban chaos of Nairobi's rush hour, to a small airplane out into the Mara, to a full day of wildlife viewing and arriving at our lodge, Saruni Mara.
Our second day in Kenya was so packed that it's split into three posts.
it started with waking up really early to go for a balloon ride in Maasai Mara National Reserve, followed by brunch.
It continued with a game drive through the national reserve, until we rendezvoused with our guide from Saruni Mara.
Then we continued the game drive back in the Mara North Conservancy, with a stop for lunch, and an extraordinary list of creatures - zebras, hares, monitor lizards, baby lions, a gazelle being born, giraffes fighting, a massive pile of hippos, and a family of elephants.
Our third day was spent visiting the black rhino sanctuary, more landscape, more lions, and a trip into town.