Friday, May 1, 2009


The anticipated long rains in the Mara never came as usual. The regular light showers we got was nothing near what we have been experiencing in the past. Even then the little we got has so far transformed the plains into a carpet of green in the recently burnt areas attracting a concentration of animals.

However, in other areas it is now a sea of tall grass. This grass is expected to grow even further in the next couple of months before the migrating wildebeests and zebra mows it down again.

The Mara at this time has regained its wilderness concept due to the absence of many tourist. You can actually drive for Kilometres and it is just yourself. For those who knows the Mara, this is unusual when you compare with the migration season scenario.

Please share with me my game experience over the last few days, in the attached pictures.

Beautiful lilies Topi on alert Big boy goign into the bush

Lions ponder next move Serval cat now seen regularly
Paul Kirui
Masai Mara


dianelionlover said...

Which lion pride is that?

Mary Bowman-Kruhm said...

The photos are wonderful, especially the lions. Makes me wonder what their next move was!

Paul Kirui said...

Thanks on comment on pictures. The lions in teh Mara are now having a rough time hunting now that the grass is very long as can be seen int epicture. This is normal at this tiem of the year.

Paul Kirui said...

The lions in the picture are the ridge pride currently along the Mara river near the pump house

dianelionlover said...

Have there been any sightings of Notch and Company?

Also does anyone have any ideas about what happend to Tamu the lioness featured on Big Cat Live last year?

Paul Kirui said...

yes i did see notch 3 weeks ago. Ther has been no follow up on Tamu and have not been seen in hre original home area. Maybe she moved else where. Will keep you updated.

chuishah said...

Paul, the updates are great. Liking the pictures too. I'm still trying to figure out how i can post pictures? How are the leopards doing, especially Kali? Sonal

Paul Kirui said...

Sonal, your leopards ok, though quite difficult at the moment due to the high grass. Otherwise keep checking my updates, ia mback to work again.