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Maasai Mara - Bateleur Camp May 29, 2009

Leaving Nanyuki exactly on time on the Air Kenya flight at 10:00, we landed at the Kichwa Tembo airstrip in the Mara at 11:00. We had no stopovers to let off passengers, as we were the only passengers on the plane! For the last two safaris we have stayed at the And Beyond property of Kichwa Tembo, this year we opted for the Bateleur property. After a delicious lunch and a bit of a rest, we went out for the afternoon game run. But instead of going back to the camp for supper, Bateleur surprised us with a bush dinner on the edge of the Mara River! Cool!
Jim, Daniel, Lynda, Tom (our driver) and Jamie
Jim, Daniel, Lynda, Tom (our driver) and Jamie
Daniel - we are so blessed to have him as a friend!
Daniel - we are so blessed to have him as a friend!
The Kichwa Tembo Airstrip signage!
The Kichwa Tembo Airstrip signage!
Bateleur greets us with champagne & orange juice
Bateleur greets us with champagne & orange juice
Daniel and Eric (Bateleur guide) along with one of the other guides from Bateleur
Daniel and Eric (Bateleur guide) along with one of the other guides from Bateleur
First sighting in the Mara - a topi with his flock
First sighting in the Mara - a topi with his flock
This is a tame eland, he was orphaned and has been brought up by the people at the gate to the park
This is a tame eland, he was orphaned and has been brought up by the people at the gate to the park
The lounge and reception at Bateleur
The lounge and reception at Bateleur
Jamie's tent , Bateleur Camp
Jamie's tent , Bateleur Camp
Inside the tent, Bateleur Camp
Inside the tent, Bateleur Camp
Beautiful stonework in the bathroom/shower area, Bateleur Camp
Beautiful stonework in the bathroom/shower area, Bateleur Camp
Lunch was a delicious dish of potatoe salad, vegetables and chicken
Lunch was a delicious dish of potatoe salad, vegetables and chicken
Lioness sits and surveys her world
Lioness sits and surveys her world
Love this picture!  This must be her teenage son, or they are a very young honeymooning couple
Love this picture! This must be her teenage son, or they are a very young honeymooning couple
Now they are both surveying their world
Now they are both surveying their world
We came across a herd of paparazzi !
We came across a herd of paparazzi !
Elephant taking a mud bath
Elephant taking a mud bath
Such a cute little guy!
Such a cute little guy!
Secretary bird
Secretary bird
Whoa!  So this how birds mate!   These are hammerkops making little hammerkops.
Whoa! So this how birds mate! These are hammerkops making little hammerkops.
Hippo
Hippo
Elephants mating - there must have something in the air!
Elephants mating - there must have something in the air!
Elephant
Elephant
Hyena
Hyena
Sunset in the Mara
Sunset in the Mara
Bateleur set this lovely table for us - on the riverbank!
Bateleur set this lovely table for us - on the riverbank!
Open air cooking - my favorite! William is on the left, next to JJ.
Open air cooking - my favorite! William is on the left, next to JJ.
Why does Lynda get picked for this EVERY time?
Why does Lynda get picked for this EVERY time?