We woke up on the last morning of our first 2016 Big Cat Safari with mixed emotions. The thrill of going on drive whilst knowing it would be the last of the trip.
The wild dogs had pushed off in the early morning and were nowhere to be found so we decided to check up on the lions we had seen the evening before. Our expert rangers and trackers soon found them lying deep in a block on a kudu kill. We managed to get some great images of them cleaning the last scraps of the carcass whilst hyenas lurked around us, waiting for an opportunity to pick up an easy meal.
We moved on and banked some images of a Tawny Eagle in the early morning light before stumbling onto two more lionesses close to a dam. They were in some very thick bush and we decided to move on and have our final coffee break together at the dam’s edge.
Heading back to the lodge for our final brunch, our guests reminisced over the previous few days. After packing up, we bid our guests farewell, some catching flights back to Cape Town.
We want to thank an awesome group of guests for all the laughs, special moments spent together and for making this At Close Quarters Big Cat Safari a roaring success. Special mention to one of our guests, Stephen from Northern Ireland, whose dream we helped realise by providing him with his first ever leopard sighting less than 30 minutes into our first drive.
The At Close Quarters Team
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