When one watches The Lion King, it’s easy to romanticise and imagine that life in the savannah is peaceful and all animals live in harmony, amongst themselves and with Nature. In real life, you get to understand that they don’t call it “the wild” for no reason.
Doing a safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya, you get to be as close to wild life as most regular human beings are bound to get. Inside the comfort of a van, you get pretty close to the animals, while trying to interfere as less as possible with their natural habitat.
If you are lucky, you might spot a lion eating some bloody meat, which will probably make you feel bad after observing the deers eating some greens 5 minutes earlier. Akuna Matata?! Humm…. not really. At least not for the herbivores.
With the risk of sounding like a travel agent brochure, let me tell you that doing a safari in a national park with plenty of wild life like the Masai Mara is a once in a life time experience. Observing the animals one can learn a lot about Human nature!
This video includes footage taken at Masai Mara National Park, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha, all in Kenya.