Yesterday guests witnessed one of the longest river crossings anyone can remember. By 11 am in the morning the Zebra and Wildebeest that had been building and crossing the Mara river in dribs and drabs had reached huge numbers on the northern bank. Some of these animals started filing into the curl de sac crossings. Then the crossing did not stop for 7 hours. One crocodile was watched as he killed 11 times, each time drowning the Zebra or Wildebeest before leaving it to kill another. Half way through the crossing and right in front of the guests suddenly a male Lion appeared and caught and killed a wildebeest, barely had it stopped moving before he was up and he taking down another. Since the migration arrived in the Mara the sightings have been next to nothing. There have been ‘cat tricks’ almost daily, incidents of multiple kills, live!
Trees literally hanging with multiple carcasses decorated my Leopards, Lion surround sound at night and Hyenas and scavengers everywhere. This is what it is all about!!… Oh and a pregnant Cheetah just managed a successful hunt within sight of the camp.
Tags: cheetah, Crocodiles, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Great Migration, Great Plains Conservation, Hyenas, Kenyan Luxury Safari, Leopards, lion, Mara Plains camp, Masai Mara Reserve, Olare Orok Conservancy, Wildebeest, Wildebeest Migration, zebra
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