The Masai Lion is a sub-species of lion found only in East Africa. Differing slightly from their Southern African counterparts, the males have longer legs and most interestingly instead of having thick and full manes, the Masai lions mane appears as though it is stuck-up or even combed backwards.
As the name may suggest, the Masai Mara is an excellent place to see this amazing animal. We travelled in October, staying at Sarova lodge, and were fortunate to see multiple lion prides and a male coalition. We watched as one pride went about protecting their Eland kill from hundreds of hungry vultures and one very sneaky monitor lizard.