On walking safaris you try to avoid the big game
On our last safari in Kenya we did some great walking in the Naboisho conservancy in the Mara. The scenery is stunning, with both wide open planes and nice little rivers flanked by beautiful trees. Observing wildlife on foot is quite different than from a car. You tend to focus on the “small” stuff, like birds, insects and the vegetation. Most of the animals tend to run, as soon as they see a human figure on foot. But you have to be careful, not to surprise them or be surprised. This is not always easy, therefore it important to have an experienced guide with you. We walked with Roelof Schutte, who is also the manager of Naboisho Camp. Just after leaving the main camp we heard a serious distress-call of a buffalo. On the radio we told it was being attacked by a lion and we decided to walk around it at a safe distance, when we witnessed a big male lion walking in to join the show. Later, on our afternoon walk we came across a sleeping hippo whom we nearly mistook for a rock. But apart from that our bush walk was a great, relaxing experience.