We dedicated the last full day of my guests’ safari to the Great Migration. After a quick hop to see the Ol Kiombo lions with their kills, we headed south-east to check the reports we heard about the Great Migration of wildebeest. And just below and around Roan Hill we found tens of thousands of Wildebeests. It is the migration in full swing, with herds running up and down the hills, cutting through long grass plains and gathering on the south side of the Sand River, which marks the border between Kenya and Tanzania. It is an amazing spectacle, especially as the season of the rut is fully on, when matings and fights among males to defend their territories occur. The constant calls of the Wildebeests fills the air, as males run up and down their territory trying to herd in the females and keeping male intruders away.
In the morning, I was particularly happy to see the female Leopard Mbili walking along the Talek River. From the images the skin on her belly looks a bit loose, like if she is suckling, but I couldn’t see properly so I am not really sure. It would be great if she had cubs again, after she had them in August 2008 and brought both of them to independence. And talking about cubs, at last light we found the young Leopard Ngayoni, Olive’s cub, already stalking an Impala herd. It was just amazing to see him sneak through the grass and create panic among the Impalas, which spotted him quite easily. He is only eleven months old but his instincts seem really well developed. Of course he lacks experience. Finally, on our way back from the migration, we found a magnificent male Lion drinking and crossing the Talek River. He had some severe wounds on his head and mouth, but seemed to be doing relatively fine.
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