Ndolok Kilitia

Ndolok was our first Nyangulu that we hired, the age-set that is now replacing the retiring Korianga from their 15 years of service as warriors. Ndolok serves as a lion scout in Oldonyo Gol, our most distant and different area of operation. This is a vast area, by the chain of hills that breaks up the “endless” short-grass plains of Serengeti. Here traditions hold strong, and young warriors are still eager to go on ritual hunts. Being such a large place that also crosses into other protected areas, Ndolok’s main instrument is his good network with his peers – hearing about planned hunts, or else of hunts that happened. Apart from keeping his ears to the ground, Ndolok surveys depredation events, visiting sites of attacks by baboons, hyenas, jackals and cheetah on his neighbours’ livestock. And he is always on the ready to help treat the wounds of attacked and “only” injured livestock. Ndolok has really grown into his position, and despite his large task he is gaining ground with his age-mates and his community to rather spare than spear the lions.

Lion Scout
Area: Oldonyo Gol