Safari: This is What They Call a Box Lunch?!?

hen we were informed that we would stop somewhere in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during our safari to have a box lunch, I figured that it would be a sandwich and a piece of fruit in a box; and I was preparing myself to skip lunch altogether.

We stopped in the middle of this amazingly vast expanse of land. The staff on the safari asked us to step outside of the vehicles and relax while waiting for a few minutes until they were ready.

The “box” lunch turned out to be a very filling and tasty buffet, set up at the rear of one of the vans — way beyond my initial expectations. It was very good!

The safari was operated by Nomad Africa Adventure Tours; and this is the tour on which I participated. I normally do not like tours of any kind; but they did an excellent job. There were eleven participants on the safari on which I participated, which was just the right amount of people, in my opinion. The maximum number of participants is 18.

I received absolutely no compensation at all for this review.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The remains of this buffalo lay nearby where we were to have lunch. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

This hungry baboon kept inching closer, hoping to score some scraps, crumbs and leftovers from our “box” lunch. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Our new friend still inches closer… Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The “box” lunch was actually a buffet set up in the rear of the van on the left. Compared to my original expectations, it was amazing. I truly enjoyed it. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

This “box“ lunch was absolutely delicious and filling. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The chicken was much tastier than it appeared. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The salad was quite tasty as well. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

My plate of food. When everyone else filled their plates, I and others eventually went back for seconds. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The baboon still awaits his meal. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Patience… Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

We did not feed him; but he somehow found morsels left over after we departed from the site where we had lunch to continue our safari. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

All photographs ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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