It’s been more than a year to the Kenya trip, but the memories remain fresh as ever.
Every day was different, every game drive was different, every experience was different and just so special. I can never pick a favourite day or a favourite moment!
We used to see a lot of different prides of lions everyday, but most of the times the cubs were sleeping in the bushes. But, these two mornings were extra special. The cubs were out, active and super playful! On the first morning, there were two Mamas, sitting far away but always keeping an eye on their babies – while the little ones ran around, jumping on each other, acting out hunts! It was so hard to not get off the car and join them!
On the second day, we caught up with a different pride – and spent the entire morning, just watching them play! It was incredible – babies and mothers across all species ARE JUST THE SAME! This time we had 3 Mamas and a big bunch of cubs, all playing together – for ATLEAST 2 hours! The Lionesses were just as involved in the playtime as the cubs – but, always alert, looking around every few minutes. Eventually, around mid-day, the Mamas decided it was time to leave for their naptime, and started rounding up their reluctant kids! So typical! I think I caught one giving her cub the death stare too!
All in all, it was just the perfect morning game drive, and a beautiful end to our stay at The Lion Camp in Olare Motorogi Conservancy!
Accompanied with the classic “Just Can’t Wait To Be King” from the Lion King. Because, obviously.