Tag Archives: Mark Thornton Safaris

An athletic contest in Maasai country

How did the contest begin?  We walked through the Maasai Steppe with our guides in the late afternoon.  Chagamba walked in front with a rifle and our Maasai guides walked in the rear with their spears.  Did someone ask just … Continue reading

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We’re in your hands, Chagamba and Mika

We were totally unprepared for Africa. What are the “Big Five” African game animals?  When we planned the safari two years ago with our friends – Jo, Ellen and Craig – we couldn’t name them.   (The answer we learned was … Continue reading

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Get rid of those bars! We’re ready for the real thing.

We want to see African animals and birds in their natural environment, quietly, without a big crowd. We had no idea this was possible until we read about Mark Thornton Safaris in the Travel Section of “The New York Times”.  … Continue reading

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