In Awe of My Mum (Memories of the Maasai Mara series)

a lion cub and his mother

Lion cubs rely on their mothers to not only protect, but strengthen them and teach them the skills essential for survival. This small cub, barely months old, displays not only respect but awe for its elders.

The Maasai Mara is a brave new world for this one month old lion cubs. Occasionally venturing away from the watchful eye of his mother the cub practice’s stalking in the short grass, pouncing on his brothers and sisters  to hone vital skills that will be required in later life if he is to survive beyond infancy.


This post is the 5th in the series “Memories of the Maasai Mara” and is an extract from the Taraji Blue book “Memories of the Maasai Mara” …

Privileged to spend eight nights in the Maasai Mara in October 2009, we relished the opportunity to revisit our land of dreams.

Ever since our first visit to Kenya in 2005 we’d fallen in love with the continent and had longed to return. For four years we’d played our Africa CDs daily and viewed our photos longingly, anticipating the day we would return. Back in 2009 we had our chance…

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.



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