Camping in Masai Mara…

Last weekend I (Jamie) went camping in Masai Mara with a group of guys.  Masai Mara is one of the top safari destinations in East Africa.  We camped at Sand River, which is in the southern part of the park on the Tanzanian border. It is one of the few places where you can set up your own camp within the park.  This of course provides opportunity for close contact with animals, but we only had monkeys, gazelle, and Masai cattle come close to camp.  We were fortunate to see a herd of elephants from camp that my friend Scott and I hiked over to get a closer view of (which probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do but exciting all the same), and we heard Lions in the distance throughout the night, but they never came close.  It was a beautiful spot to camp that was just beside the river and underneath the shade of two large trees.  I spent the weekend relaxing around the fire, eating good food, going on a few game drives, getting to know some great guys, and enjoying God’s amazing creation.  I must say, it was a pretty good weekend.

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