This was another busy day on safari! We started off with 5 lions having a great time in the river; the 3 youngsters were playing for close to 2 hours that made for wonderful photography. We then found a large male rhino, followed by an adult female rhino with her calf. Those sightings took up most of the morning, and we were feeling really good about getting some breakfast in, when the real treat jumped up next to us and caught a female nyala! We spotted a female leopard crouched in the grass, and within 30 seconds she was onto the unlucky nyala like a flash! It was a truly unbelievable sighting. The afternoon was also productive, with several sightings of elephants, buffalo and rhino. It was a very special day indeed, well, unless you are a nyala…
Major sightings of the day:
Pride of 5 lions, playing in the river
7 sightings of rhino
Female leopard hunting and catching a female nyala
A day that starts with 17 wild dogs chasing 3 hyenas is never really going to be a bad day! This action was all on our way to enjoy an amazing makoro experience. These traditional canoes take you quietly through the waters of the Okavango Delta, giving you a close-up look at the smaller animals. A large herd of buffalo met us at the end of the makoroexperience, quickly followed by a herd of elephants. The day closed off with a female leopard in a tree with a kill and a relaxed african wild cat.
Lions in the camp is never a bad way to start a day! A pride of 4 lions sauntered through the camp just before the early morning wake-up call, which we quickly proceeded to follow for the rest of the morning. They were making their way in the general direction of the large herd of buffalo, but with no real intent. Along the way, we encountered many herds of elephants, a side-striped jackal den site, and a magnificent lightning show!