Monday, October 21, 2002

Masai Mara, Kenya II

Kenya's Masai Mara remains one of Africa's premier wildlife destinations, and this year the BBC has returned with a crew two dozen strong to shoot another season of Big Cat Diary. I show up feeling like the none-too bright new kid on the first day of school, trying to photograph those same lions, cheetahs and leopards, as well as pretty much anything else that moves

The park here offers no maps, no signs and precious little in the way of adult supervision. It's one of the last parks in all Africa where you are free to be as stupid as you please, bashing through the brush and chasing the wildlife to your twisted heart's content. Its hell on the landscaping but the management seems content to turn a blind eye so long as the hard currency keep rolling in.

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