Kills, Couples and hopefully Cubs at Offbeat Mara Camp - no shortage of action here!

August was our busiest month, not only this year but in Offbeat history! The beginning of September has been jam packed too. It’s been a whirlwind with all sorts going on; in and around camp, as well as guests seeing the most fantastic sightings.

We had a leopard kill right in front of camp; Nalangu’s son pulled down a fully grown topi – it is really great to see that he is doing so well on his own, and he is growing up to be a very large male.

Photo Credit: Chania Watts

Photo Credit: Chania Watts

Photo Credit: Chania Watts

Photo Credit: Chania Watts

Nalangu was also spotted mating with another male leopard just the other day, so hopefully we’ll have some leopard cubs in the area in the next few months!

Photo Credit: Martin Fowkes

Photo Credit: Martin Fowkes

One group of guests saw young wildebeest crossing the Mara River, by the luck of the draw it so narrowly escaped being grabbed by a croc. He safely made it to the bank much to the relief of the guests, only to then have a lioness pounce on him! He made a quick dart away and managed to escape the lioness as well! A very close shave for this little guy and probably the luckiest wildebeest calf in the Mara!

Another group saw a zebra that wasn’t quite so lucky and fell prey to a pride of lions. The females had been struggling to pull down the fully grown zebra when the male finally decided to step in and use his immense weight and strength to help with the final take down.

Photo Credit: Martin Fowkes

Photo Credit: Martin Fowkes

Our team has done an incredible job this month, and they have worked really hard to keep camp running smoothly behind the scenes; a big thank you and well done to all.