Lions of the Serengeti

Grumeti | November 2016

With the rains continuing to fall during the month, the landscape has become a sea of green. We had a steady stream of wildebeest starting their final push down south to their birthing grounds in the southern Serengeti, so guests were spoiled with some incredible game viewing. By the end of the month the last of the weak and wounded wildebeest had made their way out of our area, and our resident game of zebra, topi, and eland came out of hiding and filled up the plains again.

Our lion sightings are truly amazing at the moment! With them being seen on a daily basis, this month we recorded 122 different sightings, with 53 individuals being the most seen in one day. Majority of these sightings are made up of the Ridge and Mkuyu prides. The Ridge pride consists of 21 members – five adult females, five males and 11 cubs varying in age from three to ten months. The Mkuyu pride is made up of 19 members – four males, four females and ten cubs.

We have the Butamtam pride which is five females of which four are pregnant, so we can expect this pride to increase in the coming months.