Our past guests of Porini Lion Camp (Masai Mara, Kenya) will be delighted to catch up with “Fig” and “Furaha”, two of our resident leopards, in National Geographic’s documentary “Jade Eyed Leopard”.

Fig was born next to Porini Lion Camp in November 2009 to mother “Acacia”. At 11 years of age she is now in her prime and is very strong. She patrols within her territory – which includes the Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies – and she is frequently seen on daily game drives from Porini Lion Camp.

Her surviving cubs are “Olare” (male, born in 2013); “Figlet” (female, born in 2016) and “Furaha” (female, born in November 2018).  The documentary refers to Furaha as “Toto”, meaning cub in Swahili.

As expected, Furaha left her mother last year and has moved into her own territory nearby where she is also regularly seen by Porini safari guides and guests.

These videos were filmed within 200 metres of Porini Lion Camp, showing that Fig is comfortable here and sees our camp area as a safe place.

Unfortunately, Fig lost her last litter earlier this year due to flooding after torrential rains, but we expect that she will produce another litter before long.

For useful facts, figures and images of over 70 animal species seen on wildlife viewing drives from the Porini Camps and Nairobi Tented Camp view our Field Guide to Mammals here: Porini Mammals Guide.


 

Come and see Fig & Furaha in the wild!

Our new Porini Big Cats Safari offers a great opportunity to see leopards, lions and cheetahs – as well as the other iconic animals of Africa such as rhinos, elephants, giraffes and many more – in vast wildlife areas where they are free and protected in their natural habitat, away from the tourist crowds.

It is an 8 day fly-in fully-inclusive safari combining 1 night at Nairobi Tented Camp, 3 nights at Porini Amboseli Camp (Selenkay Conservancy) and 3 nights at Porini Lion Camp (Olare Motorogi Conservancy) and features unrivalled game-viewing opportunities with day & night game drives, guided walks, sundowners and flights between camps to avoid long journeys by road.

For more details – including the full itinerary and prices – see: 8 Day Porini Big Cats Safari

 

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