Honeymoon: Part III

Day 3 & 4: Meru >> Nanyuki >> Maasai Mara @ Cottar's 1920s Camp

The time change finally caught up with us -- and after a short game drive, we spent the rest of the afternoon napping. An afternoon drive through the rhino sanctuary and a final sundowner is how we spent our last night. We had our final sunrise in Meru (enjoying the amazing bath view) before hopping on a puddle jumper straight from camp to Nanyuki airport. After a quick layover (+ coffee at the cute airport cafe) we were bound for the Maasai Mara to see the migration.

From the airstrip to Cottar's we had a 2 hr game drive and it was spectacular. Wildebeest as far as the eye could see and the most beautiful landscape - it was something out of the movies. Camp is tucked in some foothills in an area away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy Maasai Mara, where the natives graze their cattle + goats + sheep. Upon arrival to camp we met the wonderful Calvin Cottar, who would be our private guide for our entire stay here (thanks to the Morgan/Maciejak crew -- best wedding gift ever!!). We grabbed lunch, settled into our amazing family sized tent, then went for an evening drive. Drive highlight: baboon on the hunt and chase for a baby "tommy" gazelle - unsuccessful, thank goodness! We had a sundowner out in the most peaceful place and got to know one of the most interesting men alive. A great start to our time at Cottar's.

See also: Part I, Part IIPart IVPart V

 (^ our amazing cottage)

See also: Part IPart IIPart IVPart V