When I began planning my trip to Kenya, I knew I wanted to see one thing — cats. I had dreams of spotting lions, cheetahs, and leopards. We had just arrived in the Maasai Mara from our previous tent camp in Tsavo West National Park, a lush jungle in comparison to the rolling plains and dust of the Mara, without a single sighting. We were already a week into our trip and I was beginning to think I would go home without seeing the big cats when our guide pointed. “Look!” I didn’t see anything, but his expert eyes, which have spent years spotting lions on the Kenyan savannah, knew right away we were approaching two big-maned brothers cleaning up after a warthog feast.
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