~ The mid-day drive under sunny skies was transit fro the airstrip to the camp, rather than beng a formal game drive. Nevertheless, it being in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy adjacent to Masai Mara National Reserve, the Masai guides were scanning for wildlife of interest. A topi on a mound and an elephant under a tree were the initial sightings. It was a welcoming sight to see Cycnium tubulosum's fragile white blooms in the short grass. The highlight was an extended encounter with a mother Acinonyx jubatus, Cheetah, and her three cubs. Called Musiera by guides, she went ahead, looking back to watch her cubs make their way in her direction. A green truck from the Mara Cheetah Project was present, monitoring the situation. Musiera and her cubs looked well-nourished, which was encouraging.
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