After spending some time in the Mara I started a new safari in early July from Amboseli NP. Amboseli is a fantastic place, land of contrasts, land of white dust, dry and bare plains surrounding lush marshes and grasslands, fed by the water and melting snow of Mt Kilimanjaro, which reigns over this wild eden. Elephants are generally the main attraction here, but on this trip the Lions stole the show. On the first morning we found a Lioness with two cubs, we followed her for a while until she found a lone Wildebeest ambling by. She stalked it until suddenly another lioness appeared out of nowhere and chased the wildebeest towards the first lioness. It was a perfect example of strategic and cooperative hunting by lions. We left the lions to feed in peace and drove on. We soon found another group of Lionesses. A solitary zebra walked unknowingly towards them. One Lioness stalked towards it and took hiding in a patch of tall grass. As the Zebra turned right and walked away still unaware of the lion, the lioness got up and ran right towards it. The Zebra realized the danger when the lioness was already behind her. It kicked with its powerful hind legs. The lioness avoided the kick but kept chasing the zebra, trying to direct it towards the other lions. They exploded out of hiding but the Zebra got away. All of this was in the space of two hours. It was an unbelievable morning, and first day on safari for our guests!