Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day Fifteen: Week 3 Begins, Safari Ends

We woke early to see the sunrise on our last day in the Maasai Mara. Early on we spotted a group of hyenas walking around a hillside and followed their path to find a group of male lions sharing a recent kill. The hyenas were anxious to join the feast and we thought we might get to see a fight or at least hear a good roar. But again another pushy car trying to get right in the middle of things made one hyena spot the third lion who had been hidden crouched in the bushes ready to pounce. It promptly ran away. We watched the lions drag the carcass into the bushes for safe keeping.

After lots of driving around searching the trees for leopards, we came across another group of hyenas at their burrow. This family has some very young babies; they looked practically newborn and were very cute!

On our way back to the campsite we passed a male and female lion 'honeymooning'in an open field. As they nuzzled noses, we resisted, only mildly, singing 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight.'

The rest of the drive back to Nairobi was uneventful, just a little sad that our safari was over and to once again be saying goodbye.

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