From lion cubs in Naboisho to a lioness having just caught a wildebeest, this blog will give you all an insight into the life of a lion in the Maasai Mara. Please look through the archive below to find a blog post to read. 

 

In September 2017 our chairman James Welch visited the Maasai Mara Ecosystem in Kenya as part of a volunteering trip. The idea of this visit was to get a better understanding of the problems lions face in the wild and to see the threats first hand. As well as seeing the fragile habitat this also gave a brilliant opportunity to see lions in the wild and to get to see wild lion behaviour first hand. This Lion Diary in the form of a blog will show details and pictures of the lions sighted in the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Naboisho Conservancy as well as other interesting issues that affect lions in the wild.

MARA LION DIARY

September 21, 2017

It was 10:15 am and we were heading back to camp after taking part in game counts on the other end of the Conservancy. We were about half a kilometre away from the camp when we spotted beige figures moving through the bush on our left hand side, not far from the road....

September 20, 2017

For the first time since we arrived the afternoon rains had not arrived and the afternoon today was clear and the air was hot. We set out at 4:30pm in search of leopard and we followed the thick bush and trees that surrounded the river, prime leopard territory.

In among...

September 19, 2017

After our weekend in camp visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve and visiting local Masai homesteads and landscapes we settled back into the second week of work in the conservancy. We left camp at 7am and on our way to out first game count we saw 3 trucks - something...

September 16, 2017

We headed down to the Mara River having seen the Rongai Pride earlier in the day. Hoping to see the famous wildebeest crossing as they make their way from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park searching for the lush grass found in the Masai Mara. We drove along the Mara r...

September 16, 2017

We had only been in the Mara for 45 minutes and we saw several tourist trucks together in the distance - A clear indication of something exciting ahead.

As we drove up we saw lions, many lions! All of them were on a wildebeest kill that looked like it was killed earlier...

September 16, 2017

We headed for the Maasai Mara National Reserve, we had woken up at 5:30 to leave the camp at 6am. I was incredibly excited, it was the place I had seen on Television through countless documentaries and of course Big Cat Diary. This was said to be one of the best places...

September 14, 2017

While on a game drive we headed into the bush along the edge of the conservancy along its boundary to Ol Kinyei Conservancy. We spotted a truck already viewing something of interest so we headed towards them.

Right in front of the vehicle was a young male lion. His coat...

September 14, 2017

On our morning drive we passed the location where we saw the lioness on the wildebeest carcass last night. The lioness was still on the carcass and it was clear that no one else interrupted her throughout the night as the vast majority of the carcass was left and the s...

September 13, 2017

We headed on our first night drive. It was 8:30pm and everything was pitch black, we couldn't see a thing. Fortunately due to our infra-red flashlight we were able to have a unique view on the wildlife around without disturbing it too much.

We saw the Conservancy in a c...

September 12, 2017

We continued on our big monitoring and got to the Olare Sampu river and we spotted two young lionesses resting a few hundred yards by the rivers edge. 

I was told that these two girls were part of a trio of young lionesses that hailed from the Sampu Enkare Pride and the...

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