Masai Mara – Part 2, the one with the lions.
We got really lucky with Lions on day 2 and 3 of our trip to the Mara. On the morning of day 2 we were driving along side a very large group of wildebeest next to a river when on the side of the road we noticed a lion watching them in the grass. We quickly stopped to watch and then noticed a second lion not far from the first and a third sitting on the other side of the river. The wildebeest decided they wanted to cross the river, and when they did the lions created panic and took 2 wildebeest down. It didn’t take long before they decided they wanted to cross the river again, and again, and again. In total we saw 8 kills within about an hour, even our guides, and every guide we’ve met since, have found this hard to believe. Here’s a small selection of shots of the carnage, it was a very stressful situation to take pictures in, and for the first few kills I was shaking like a leaf but a couple have come out OK.
Later in the afternoon we saw a large male lion and a female on “honeymoon”. I’ll spare you the more intimate shots but here is the male, looking very pleased with himself.
Early on the last mooring we stumbled upon a bunch of cubs playing with a fresh kill.