A Lesson Learned (Memories of the Maasai Mara series)

A mother deer and fawn

Becoming ever more startled by the presence of our vehicle, the lone baby started to whine and ran sporadically across the plains.

After an anxious few minutes the child was reunited with its mother. It was a stark lesson in life not to wander too far, especially within the wide open plains where predators prowl in the cool, late afternoon light.

Anxious to ensure the young gazelle had not come to any harm, the mother immediately checked and comforted the baby before they bounded off across the plains in search of a place to conceal themselves and collect their breath.

This post is the 11th in the series “Memories of the Maasai Mara” and is an extract from the Taraji Blue book “Memories of the Maasai Mara” …Ever since our first visit to Kenya in 2005 we’d fallen in love with the continent and had longed to return. For four years we’d played our Africa CDs daily and viewed our photos longingly, anticipating the day we would return. Back in 2009 we had our chance…

Each morning we bounded out of our beds and into the wilderness, eager and hopeful of what the day would bring. We owe much of our success to the fantastic guides and staff of the Kicheche Bush Camp, Mara Safari Club and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who we cannot praise enough and to whom we long to return.

It is through our experiences and time in Kenya that we tell, and re-live, our memories of this amazing continent, and above all, of the Maasai Mara.

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