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Mahali Mzuri: Animal Antics

Without a doubt, this is one of our favourite times of year at Mahali Mzuri when the Great Migration is taking place right outside our front door and unbelievable animal sightings are taking place on a daily, if not an hourly basis! With so much happening, our Head Guide, Dickson, has given us a run-down of his favourite moments he has witnessed over the past couple of weeks.

  • The Great Migration is in full swing with thousands of animals arriving daily across the plains of the greater Mara. Wildebeest make up the majority of the animals making the journey, but there are so many other species that join them on the move from the Serengeti into the main Mara in search of new lands for grazing following the seasonal rainfall. If you like taking photographs on game drives as much as I do, there is more than enough to see to keep you occupied!

The Great Migration

Wildebeest and zebra during the Great Migration

Zebra and Wildebeest crossing a river

  • Three new male lions have recently arrived in the area and are gradually taking over the pride of lions that live near Mahali Mzuri. I recently saw a one of the males take part in a dramatic hunt, catching an adult zebra.

A lion hunting a zebra

  • Regular visitors to the camp may recognise the elegant profile of Fig the leopard. I have spotted her a few times hunting around the area. I also recently saw Tito who is raising her new cubs along the gorge below Mahali Mzuri.

Leopard under a tree

Leopard at dusk

  • However, possibly my favourite sighting was of a very rare black rhino. This very special sighting took place 3 days ago and was the first time I had seen one in the area after what must have been a couple of years. Sadly, fewer and fewer black rhinos are thriving in the Mara ecosystem after continued exploitation by poachers.

A Black Rhino

Many thanks Dickson for all the latest news from Mahali Mzuri! We’ll make sure to keep you  regularly updated with all the migration news as it happens.