Nothing worse than toiling all day before finally catching something, only for the opposition to cash in. Mara North may be a perfect battleground for new boys hunting but there are always some cynical old heavyweights happy to filibuster proceedings.
James Nampaso was guiding Chris Hopkins last week and was fully aware that it is not always necessary to make the long drive to the Mara river when more discerning animals are traversing the Ntiatiak on his own Conservancy doorstep.
It is rare in a week to have such a tally but Andrew’s team have been performing miracles at the Valley last week’s spot clearly got his guides stung so they go straight out and find that missing leopard with her young.
When you arrive on your 20th safari you would think that it might be challenging to find fresh challenges. This may be so in the congested trails of other national Parks and Reserves but not the Mara Conservancies.