While not exactly a hunting report, since no hunting is allowed in Kenya, I wanted to share some photos and words about my recent trip to Masai Mara, Kenya. Call it a scouting trip for a future Tanz hunt. My wife is a non-hunter and has accompanied me on a hunt to Namibia a few years ago. She really enjoys the photo safaris we've done to places like Chobe and Vic Falls. This year, we decided to visit a couple of friends in Nairobi and do a photo safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya. Since we live in Lagos, Nigeria, this was a short (5 hr) flight and made for a relatively inexpensive week long vacation. What a GREAT experience! First, a bit of background and geography: The Maasai people are an African tribe that occupies this part of Africa and are cattle herdsman. Mara means spotted land in their language. The land is wide open savannah with occaissional trees, which look like spots. Maasai Mara National Reserve is 580 square miles and is connected with the much larger Serengeti National Park (5,700 sq miles) in Tanzanaia. Together, this is the area of Africa where the "Great Migration" takes place. Over a million wildebeest, plus zebra, gazelles, eland and impala participate in the migration, which is driven by grazing and water availability. Given all this "food", the lions, leopards, cheetahs and crocs all line up. When talking with our Cape Town based travel agent at Go2Africa.com (http://www.go2africa.com/), we learned the "Great Migration" also means the tourist too. So if you want to see a million wildebeest, be prepared to share it with lots of tourists. If you prefer to avoid the crowds and save a chunk a money, do what we did. Going to Maasai Mara in June is about a month ahead of the migration. We were booked into a &beyond (https://www.andbeyond.com/) tent camp called Kichwa Tembo (https://www.andbeyond.com/our-lodge...onal-park/andbeyond-kichwa-tembo-tented-camp/). Since the timing was pre-migration, I'd guess the camp was only about 1/4 occupied. Very quiet and relaxing, just what we wanted. This "tent camp" is definitely high end "Glamping!" We spent 3 nights in camp and saw all of the Big 5, plus lots more. We also saw a cheetah make a kill on a Thompson Gazelle. The cool temperatures and low humidity that came with the 5,000 ft plus elevation made it very comfortable as well. More photos and story to follow.