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 divides their time between the Musiara Marsh territory and the nearby Bila Shaka area (an intermittent water course) 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 Kito, Dada, Lola and Kaleo as well as three subadults – a male called Oleku, two young females Enkerai and Naserian. The youngest member, Nusurika (daughter of Lola), is also part of the family. Kito is the matriarchal leader and decision maker for this group, with Kaleo and Lola providing support.

The Bila Shaka males, Koskoke, Kiok and Chongo, have taken over this pride in the last year.

A ‘breakaway’ group consists of the famous lioness Yaya and her two grandcubs Simba and Pamoja2.

Please follow their story and regular updates via our dedicated Facebook page and Instagram page