Becoming ever more startled by the presence of our vehicle, the lone baby started to whine and ran sporadically across the plains.
After an anxious few minutes the child was reunited with its mother. It was a stark lesson in life not to wander too far, especially within the wide open plains where predators prowl in the cool, late afternoon light.
Anxious to ensure the young gazelle had not come to any harm, the mother immediately checked and comforted the baby before they bounded off across the plains in search of a place to conceal themselves and collect their breath.
Each morning we bounded out of our beds and into the wilderness, eager and hopeful of what the day would bring. We owe much of our success to the fantastic guides and staff of the Kicheche Bush Camp, Mara Safari Club and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who we cannot praise enough and to whom we long to return.
It is through our experiences and time in Kenya that we tell, and re-live, our memories of this amazing continent, and above all, of the Maasai Mara.