The green savanna lowlands and river banks draws a great spectacle at the Simba conservancy in the Maasai Mara.

Night game drives are discouraged so those dusk picturesque shots would only be captured from where you are putting up. This time round, the Magical Scenes host was the Simba Conservancy.

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It was a great and intimate experience connecting with the locals here. The song, dance and pomp we were welcomed with is nothing to take for granted.

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Local Maasai community engaging in dance

Mara Simba conservancy overlooks a dramatic bend on the bank of the river Talek. River Talek is a tributary of the Mara river that bends into the surrounding wilderness. Wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, elephants, buffaloes and zebras all converge here.

River Talek

The rising of the African sun on the lush green savanna grasslands and plains of the Maasai Mara is significant both to the local community and the wildlife. To the locals, this is the time to sprinkle milk towards the sun’s direction asking for more blessings from God and to the wildlife, it is that moment to begin crisscrossing the grasslands, creating a spectacle to behold.

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Stretching almost a kilometre along the Talek river, the grounds on the bank are in their virgin condition. You will want to find yourself on a warm evening here, catching sun-downers and views.

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Maasai Mara national reserve is ranked top globally. An outstanding holiday destination, and a place where the great wildlife breed, form and mark their territories.

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