After finishing our visits in Nairobi, we went on a safari in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. We stayed in a wonderful camp, and went on morning and evening game drives. During the night, we slept in a super comfortable and beautifully appointed tent, and we didn’t mind being woken up periodically during the night by the sounds of lions roaring, and zebras, wildebeests, and hyenas going by.
In addition to immense herds of wildebeests, gazelles, and impalas, the highlight of the experience was seeing the lions and cheetahs.
We saw several lion cubs and cheetah cubs. We also saw a mother cheetah get dinner for her cubs (impala) and lion cubs eating a breakfast of wildebeest. While it wasn’t a pleasure to see the impala or wildebeest become food, it was amazing to see how nothing of these animals was wasted. After the cats had their fill, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, vultures, and mongooses all got their meals. Our guide showed us how even the horns are eventually eaten by moth larvae.
At 9 months old, this lion cub is too young to be able to hunt successfully so these wildebeests were safe for the time being, but it was fun to watch him learning to hunt.
What an amazing world God made.
Yet more wonder: I took the featured image picture this morning. In approximately 24 hours, if all connections go smoothly, and 6 airports later, we will be in Scotland, ready to spend the holidays with our family members who live there and to get ready for next semester at the College of Transfiguration.