Leopard mother & cub in the Masai Mara

Seeing big cats in Africa is one of the highlights of any safari, but to see cubs is really special and in the case of a leopard, also quite rare – especially when they are relaxed and playful around a tourist vehicle.

On his recent trip to the conservancies of the Masai Mara in Kenya, Rob took this incredible footage while staying at Kicheche Mara Camp in the Mara North conservancy. After twenty years of regular safari travel to all corners of East and Southern Africa, this encounter ranks as one of Rob’s best ever wildlife experiences!

Having found lions early in the morning not far from camp, they heard vervet monkeys alarm-calling on the edge of camp and rushed back to see what all the fuss was about.