A shorter post today, but with our best lion experience yet.
Once again, on Sunday, 14th February, we set off in the very early morning. We soon came across a mother with older cubs, much more playful than previously, and, with no other jeeps around hooray, we just enjoyed their company as they – some of them anyway, others, of what seemed to be four cubs in the greenery, just couldn’t find the courage – went up and down a tree just metres away from us, honing their climbing skills. All seemed happy to wander round and round our two jeeps, to our delight.
After 90 minutes or so we moved off to a dead tree we could see in the distance, where an older lioness obliging posed for us.
We took breakfast by the side of a nearby lake.
Late morning went back to see what ‘our’ lions were doing. No surprise there, especially given the heat of midday.
Back to the lodge for lunch in the dining room, which typically had no windows, followed by a siesta for some in the comfortable bedrooms.
(To be continued)