First thing this morning we headed to the nearby hyena den and were greeted by five boisterous youngsters and two adults. They tumbled, tackled and chased each other around, stopping only to suckle from mom. Our guests were able to bank some amazing images.
The drought has brought many large herds of buffalo into the area and we lucky to find two such herds drinking at the watering holes which provided some great photographic opportunities. We consolidated these images with many other great shots of the abundant general game in the area, which were a welcome distraction as the big cats played hard to get.
This afternoon we decided to head towards the Mala Mala boundary in search of some cheetah. Although we didn’t come across any, we found plenty of tracks which we may follow up on tomorrow.
We then headed to a nearby watering hole just as the sun was setting and found two Nkuhuma lionesses with a male from the Birmingham coalition. He gave us a great show as he went to the waters edge to drink before settling on a granite outcrop. We positioned the vehicle at eye-level which allowed us some amazing opportunities, and our guests were ecstatic.
We stopped nearby for some sundowners before heading back to the lodge for dinner and on the way had a amazing sighting of a Barred Owlet. Tomorrow we will start by following up on the lions.