As is now routine it’s up as the sun rises and after some much needed tea or coffee on the deck, head out to search for the River Pride of lions who as their name suggests, live by the river. They are famous for their strategy: to wait for wildebeest to cross the river and then ambush the weaker, most tired ones at the back and grab themselves a meal. The famous lion Scarface was part of this Pride before he died earlier this year.
After a breakfast and discussion about the morning’s successes and failures, it’s off to the final control to choose some of the best behind the scenes videos and pictures to put together to share with friends and family on your social media. This is a further great way to share your experiences with your friends back home.
After this you have a chance to relax before its time for tea and coffee and then jumping on the vehicle for the afternoon show. As news comes through that a cheetah mother and cub have been spotted, the decision is made to go out earlier to look for them and be with them in time for the start of the LIVE show. David could head over to the North Clan hyena den. As it is too early for them to have gone off hunting already, there’s a good chance of finding them ‘at home’.
Tonight brings excitement as, after another wonderful meal prepared by our chef in the boma, it is time for the Expedition’s fireside chat from Kenya to catch our viewers up on what has been going on in the Mara. Hosted by David and Isaac, it will feature highlights and behind-the-scenes videos shot, collated by the team. And some of those brave enough might decide to join the Chat.
After this it’s time to fall into your beds and have a good sleep in preparation for your last full day in the Maasai Mara.