Monday, 6 April 2009



Kali yesterday evening.

Dear all,
I have only one day before I go home for the season but we went to see our big cats before I live for a few days.
Since one of my daughters is too small to go for long drives we are just doing our drive relatively close to our camp on the talek river.
My wife wanted to see the leopard so much as the big cat live had make a lot of people want see the J5.
We look for two days but not too had we have a baby 1 year old and this her trip to meet up with all the animals.
Just yesterday we decided to push a little huddler then we came a cross Kali what a sight.
I m really amaze how big Kali is he have grown so fast in the last month just gougers.
After 2 hrs with our little one she said its enough how much you want to see this Cat I m not taking it any more she wan the we left.

Very late in the evening I decided to go and look for our other Big Star Shakira and her Girls.
Sure enough we found her just above Olkiombo airstrip two of the cars who are looking at it were a far from them then we followed the same and look with just binocs.
One of the cars left I think they think its too late for her to hunt but we staid on for the best of our evening.
Shakira perform so well wright in the open grass she stork and and got her family a nice meal it couldn't be better today My wife said.
I agree better than big cat live the light was great late even
ing sun is on the horizon a black storm behind with just us and one other vehicle we loved every min of it, Again thank you shakira for sharing this wonderful experience with our families too.
Ann My wife was looking at Moja, Mbili, and Tatu how they run after there Mum well well they can run just as fast as Shakira she commended, I was focus on Shakira so much that I did not see how fast they went, Haaa lovely evening guys we couldn't ask for more.
We then rush back to camp for a shawa on the way I spotted one of the males of Olkiombo pride looking as magestick as a king we have look at this one a male lion on a mission looking sneffing around and at the same time roaring this was icing on the cake we dont need any thing for the day.
Just to to our camp at 6:45 our adrenilant was high, and our spirit was up rocket the best we had together as a family.
The ridge pride, Marsh pride and our big boys notch club was just a little to far for my little on I must say until next time I love you all and I wish you the best of the season.

Best regards Jackson Looseyia.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Jackson!! Thanks for updating. I love your blog!!
Wow... Shakira cubs are so big already! I remember when they were little!!
Nice photos!! :)

Xavier Van der Veken said...

Jambo rafiki,

What a splendid day you and your family had! Kali is growing into a big boy is he? What a thrill to witness Shakira making a kill. Her cubs are looking great. And to top it off, a roaring Ol Kiombo pride male... What a day!

Thank you for sharing your lovely stories from the Masai Mara with us. Stay blessed.

Salaams.
Xavier

ilovecheetahs said...

Jambo Jackson

Once again more great stories from your life in the Mara. Thank you for sharing with us, it sounds a wonderful day that you and your family had.
I can't beleive how Kali and Shakira's girls have grown so big, so quickly! The male lion looks absolutely magnificent too.

Have a lovely break with your family, you sure have earned it!
Look forward to your return and hearing more news.

Salaams X

Sarah Skinner said...

Thanks for another wonderful blog, I hope you have an enjoyable and restful break, catch up with you soon, Sarah

littlewid said...

Jambo Jackson

What a lovely update. It sounds as if you and your family had a truely wonderful time, thank you for sharing it with us.
Lovely photo's of kali and shakira and her girls and great to know they are all doing well.
Look forward to the next update as always.
Have a peaceful Easter
littlewid-x-

Little Lisa said...

Dear Jackson

It must have been magical for you and your family to see so many of our favourite big cats. Khali looks so magnificent, in a world of his own and Shakira's cubs look as big as their mother. It's almost as if they had made the kill themselves looking at them. the male lion looks as though he's posing for the camera too!

All in all it sounds as if you had a wonderful day to remember and talk about with your family. I am so glad that I can read your blog and share it too!

A happy easter to all

Little Lisa

Daniel said...

Thank you Jackson for all your updates, can't wait for you to return

Mags said...

Jackson, you make me want to cry. Your office and all that is in it is very close to my heart. I wish I could meet you, but I do have friends in Kenya who work with safari companies. Your commentary on what is happening in the Mara is wonderful and your children are so lucky. I cannot return to Kenya at the moment because my husband is not well enough to travel but someday I will be back and it would be wonderful to meet you and my friends in Samburu also. Keep up your good work and good luck for the season. Hakuna Matata, and Jambo from Samburumags

Anonymous said...

Jambo!
What a fantastic update, wonderful photos as always Jackson.
Have a lovely easter with your family, can't wait for your next update.
Salaams,
Apesey xx

CatsEye said...

Great news the girls are getting as quick as Shakira! Thanks for keeping us posted Jackson

Beth said...

once again a fantastic blog entry! its great to see shakira and her girls, cant believe how big they are, they are so gorgeous!! keep up the hard work jackson, you are very much appreciated!
happy easter to all
beth xx

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I would like to know if Tamu Lioness it´s still alive?

Thank you for all you have done for this underfull animals.

Mafalda, From Portugal

Anonymous said...

i would also like to know if there are any signs of Tamu?

Diane said...

Hi Jackson: lovely photo's as always. I too would like to know if there is any word on Tamu?

How could she just disappear, what happened to her three cubs did they join a lion pride somewhere?

dianelionlover said...

i would like to know if the Marsh pride have had any more cubs since Big Cat Diary has gone off the air last fall?

Maxi said...

That lion is just stunning! Great capture