February 4, 2011
Honeymoon: Our Cottage in the Mara
Back to the photos from our honeymoon in August! I should really get through all of these sometime soon before the details slip away.
While in the Masai Mara, we stayed at The Lodge at Saruni. This wasn't a rustic camp at all. It was a beautiful lodge with six cottages overlooking the planes. As an open camp, animals were free to wander through the area. We saw elephants on the first day, saw water buffalo off in the distance another day, heard hyenas one night, and I saw a zebra steps away from our actual cottage (it saw me, we stared at each other for a few seconds before it snorted and ran off with its group).
These luxurious cottages weren't without their drawbacks — it would get really, really cold at night. When we were in Africa, it was winter and colder than we expected. While it wasn't cold like much of the United States is experiencing now, it was still pretty cold. You have to keep in mind that there was no heat and the sides of the cottage were essentially canvas with screens for windows. One thing's for sure, the cool temperatures meant we got dressed very quickly before our morning game drives.
Long time no talk. Pics are awesome. We're looking to do a very similar trip in June for our honeymoon.
Would love to hear more...pls ping me offline.
Posted by: Zach Wilson at February 11, 2011 4:50 PM
Is that mosquito netting around the bed?
Brings back memories of when I used to live in central america and battled massive mosquitos and huge flying cockroaches on a daily basis (>_>);;
Posted by: michaelpanda at February 14, 2011 4:39 AM
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