The Marsh Pride of Lions


The Masai Mara

The Marsh Pride of Lions are perhaps one of the most famous prides in the world, thanks to wildlife series like BBC Earth’s Dynasties and Animal Planet’s Big Cat Tales, which has chronicled the lives of its members for many decades.

The core pride resides in the Musiara Marsh for most of year and our guides and guests have enjoyed the ever changing dynamics unfold over the years. There are currently four adult females namely Dada, Kito, Lola and Kaleo as well as three subs (one male called Oleku and two younger females). A young female known as Nusurika and two little cubs are also part of the family.

The pride used to be covered by two males known as ‘Halftail’ and Logol, however the Bila Shaka males (Koskoke and Kiok) have taken over this pride in the last year.

A ‘breakaway’ group consists of lioness Yaya and her two grand cubs Simba and Pamoja mibili.

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