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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.

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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.

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We took breakfast by the side of a nearby lake.

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Too small to identify?

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Marabou storks and African white-backed vultures

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Squabbling over prey

Late morning went back to see what ‘our’ lions were doing.  No surprise there, especially given the heat of midday.

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Dik dik

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(Awaiting identification)

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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.

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Dining room

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Bedroom

(To be continued)