Many of the animals found in Samburu are unique to this northern region of Kenya - including these mane less lions.
In comparison the hairy male lions in the Masai Mara rely mainly on the females in the pride to hunt.
There are only about 12 lions in Samburu and again this sparse population is probably due to the scarcity of prey. These two pride males were a formidable pair. They were known to take baby elephant and giraffe.
Among the most remarkable of Samburu wildlife is the Grevy's zebra. Tall in stature, with narrow stripes they have distinctive round, Mickey-mouse ears which reduce them to the comical! Grevy's zebra have a totally different social structure to Africa's other zebras. The males hold a territory and are mainly solitary, mating with females that they come across rather than holding a harem of females like stallions of other subspecies.
the trip I led to Kenya. It really was a special safari and the final spell spent at Elephant Watch Camp in Samburu was amazing. I can't wait to go again.