On my last day on safari in the Mara before leaving to Zimbabwe we had the luck to witness one of the most dramatic scenes on the African plains, a pride of Lions hunting a Buffalo bull. We headed to the Musiara Marsh to spend some time with the Marsh pride of Lions. On the way we found some lovely Hyena pups. In mid-afternoon we found the Lions sleeping in the open plains, with two huge Buffalo bulls a few hundred meters away from them. We left to look for a Lioness with tiny cubs on the edge of the forest, but we didn’t find her so we headed back. As we got close we saw the Lions up and heading towards the Buffalos. We reached the scene and the battle began. About fifteen Lions started surrounding one of the bulls, and jumping on its back. Even Siena’s small cubs took part in the effort. The Buffalo charged and tried to escape but the Lions were too many kept on surrounding it again. A couple of times the Buffalo entered in a small waterhole, hoping to discourage the Lions but it was all invain. After about forty minutes the Buffalo finally collapsed and one of the adolescent males administered the “kiss of death”. It was one of the most dramatic scenes I ever saw.