Sunny side up in the Mara

Breakfast on safari can be a marvellous thing, whether you’re enjoying it from the deck at your lodge, campsite or even at a remote location in the middle of the bush – it never tasted better.

And it’s not just the safari guests that enjoy their eggs sunny side up. One of the lodges at Saruni in Kenya recently came across this lioness who had a particular penchant for ostrich eggs.

lioness, ostrich eggs, Kenya

Many predators have been known to eat ostrich eggs, such as hyena, and for good reason. One ostrich egg is equivalent to around 24 chicken eggs, and can make for a very nutritious and hearty meal.

lioness, ostrich eggs, Kenya

Weighing in at around 1.4kgs, the largest eggs in the world can provide a staggering 2,000 calories, full of protein, fat, vitamins and minerals – perfect for a lioness looking for a nutritious meal!

lioness, ostrich eggs, Kenya

Lions are just one of the many incredible sightings to be had in Kenya at Saruni Mara Lodge, especially around this time of year during the Great Migration when herds of more of 10,000 animals cross into the country.

Saruni Mara Lodge

Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa: Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.

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