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Broadcast from Kenya's Masai Mara using Periscope, Internet users from around the world were able to witness Africa's greatest wildlife event -- the great wildebeest migration -- live on their mobile phones, tablets and PCs from 29 September to 5 October 2015.

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Missed the live broadcast? Catchup on the one-week #MaraLive safari experience below

Monday 28 September 2015

We arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Meet up with Stuart Price MakeItKenya.com photographer. A short 45-minute flight gets us to Governor's Camp on the banks of the Mara River. After a quick lunch we head out to test our new photographic kit and broadcast equipment. We see plenty lion, elephant, buck and of course a few sizeable herds of wildebeest and zebra. No crossings today, but they're definitely gathering in numbers on the East side of the river. Tomorrow looks to be promising. Videos by HerdTracker. All photos by Stuart Price, MAKE IT KENYA.

#MaraLive explained as we board for Masai Mara Kenya

Flying into the Masai Mara Kenya #MaraLive

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Our first full day on safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve. We witnessed large herds of wildebeest, zebra and topi gathering at the Mara River edge, and then suddenly they all decided to cross. Photos Stuart Price MAKE IT KENYA. Videos HerdTracker.

We plan our morning game drive into the Masai Mara #MaraLive

We've located the herds - Mara River, Kenya [02]

Herds are moving towards the Mara River #MaraLive [03]

Interview with Kenyan safari guide - Masai Mara Migration

The herds have merged. Lots of movement. Crossings are expected.

Mara River Crossings - Great Wildebeest Migration by HerdTracker v1 [06]

Mara River Crossings - Great Wildebeest Migration by HerdTracker v2 [06]

HerdTracker finds the "Marsh Pride" of Lions in the Masai Mara

Lions of the Masai Mara - Local Maasai safari guide Moses introduces us to the Marsh Pride of Lions

Fireside chat with local Masai safari guide Moses and Mark of Sala's Camp

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Hot Air Balloon take-off. We spot the Marsh Pride of Lions again.A big beautiful male and some lionesses. Elephants too. And we say farewell to some Ausie friends who've enjoyed the Masai Mara over the last few days.

Hot air balloon taking off in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Wildlife Photographer Stuart Price - Masai Mara, Kenya

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Learn about Hippos with Carel from HerdTracker at Governors Camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Safari vehicle walk through by Kenyan safari guide Samwell Chege

Elephants in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Ausies on safari in Africa

Campfire chat with Masai safari guide Steven Liaram #MaraLive #MakeItKenya #HerdTracker

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Thursday 1 October 2015

“The Mara never disappoints” - that saying was certainly true today. Even though the river crossing we expected did not happen, we saw so many wonderful wildlife sightings, including a lioness stalk, hunt and catch food for her cubs. So many magical moments here in Kenya. And great fun to experience all of this with the CNN crew who was covering the world's first live web broadcasts from the great wildebeest migration.

Lions in the Masai Mara

Lion on the hunt in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Wildebeest herds gather on the plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya

CNN reporting from the Masai Mara in Kenya with @HerdTracker and @MakeItKenya

40-Years on Safari in Kenya: HerdTracker chats to Dominic Grammatics of Governors Camp Collection

Little Governors Camp - a walk through of a safari camp in Masai Mara, Kenya

Chatting with Patrick Reynolds, head guide of Il Moran

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Friday 2 October 2015

We started our day with a balloon ride over the Masai Mara. Wow. What an experience. We travelled from Governor's Camp to our next lodge, andBeyond's Kichwa Temba Tented Camp in the Mara Triangle.

Floating above the Masai Mara with Sanjay of Governors Balloon Safaris

Giraffes running as viewed from a hot air balloon

Sunrise from a hot air balloon over the Masai Mara in Kenya

40-minutes in a hot air balloon over the Masai Mara in Kenya

Champagne breakfast in the Masai Mara, with Sanjay from Governors Balloon Safaris

Migration update from Carel Verhoef 2 October 2015

HerdTracker migration update from the Mara River 2 October 2015

Warthog (as in Pumba from the Lion King) at Little Governors Camp

Monkey bath, bird bath, face bath - Humour in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Rekero Camp's head guide Pius Olekoyianto, chats to HerdTracker

Migration 101 - Onesmus of Asilia Africa chats to HerdTracker

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Saturday 3 October 2015

Our first day on safari from Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. Our knowledgable, personable and enthusiastic guide Jackson took us to the deep south of the Mara Triangle where we were surrounded by herds of wildebeest. We also saw cheetah, a juvenile martial eagle, long-crested eagle, four of the big five in a single scene - and then enjoyed a night drive where we swapped some great stories with Jackson.

Kichwa Tembo warm welcome to the Masai Mara Triangle

Pre game-drive chat with our safari guide Jackson

Tracking the wildebeest herds in the Mara Triangle Kenya

Behind the scenes in Kicha Tembo's kitchen

Africa Foundation - how your andBeyond safari can help Kenya's communities

Warthogs in camp at andBeyond's Kicha Tembo camp

Poolside on safari at andBeyond's Kicha Tembo Tented Camp

Out Of Africa: 30-years later in Kenya

Four of the Big Five in one scene - Kenya's Masai Mara Triangle

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Sunday 4 October 2015

Our last full day on safari in Kenya's magnificent Mara region. We were on game drive from sunrise to sunset - 13 and a half hours. We were rewarded with superb sightings of all three big cats: Leopard, Lion and Cheetah. And not another vehicle in sight for any of these sighings. That's the magic of the Mara.

Lion spotted near large herd migrating south

Large male lion in the Masai Mara, Kenya

More than just the Mara - Kenya's conservancies

Jackson Ole Tunai, tells us how he became a safari guide

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Monday 5 October 2015

What an incredible week in the Mara. While Carel and Stuart went on a morning game drive with wildlife photographer Lou Coetzer, Andre spent the morning enjoying Kichwa Tembo's peaceful and relaxing setting. We flew out to Nairobi around midday, to connect with our international flights from Jomo Kenyata International Airport. Big thanks to the team from MAKE IT KENYA for hosting the HerdTracker team. Safari Njema.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp room review video

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp walkthrough video

Photographic safaris with CNP safaris and andBeyond

Big Cat Sunday - Leopard, Lion and Cheetah on safari in Kenya

All photos by Stuart Price of MAKE IT KENYA

 

Migration Safari Moments

Thousands of wildebeest crossed the Mara River in July, August and September. Here are some highlights as reported by HerdTracker's migration tracking app earlier in the season.

 

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HerdTracker

HerdTracker is web-app that tracks the great migration in real-time on a Google map. Follow the migration from your mobile phone, tablet or PC - or use it to plan your next migration safari to Kenya.

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Governors Camp

Governors Camp

Governors Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it's waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara.

Created in 1972 Governors Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it's still Africa's best. Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains.

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Kichwa Temba Tented Camp

Kichwa Temba Tented Camp

Known as Kenya's best loved safari camp, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers a quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the Masai Mara and the Sabaringo River. Located where the riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality.

Kichwa Tembo is renowned for its gracious teams of Kenyan staff whose warm welcome, charming service and effortless energy delight guests from all over the world.

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