LIVE UPDATE from our #BigCatPhotoSafari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guides Villiers Steyn & Lance van de Vyver.
This morning was the final drive of this Big Cat Photo Safari and we set out hoping to find some leopard on Djuma. It was a dramatic and misty morning and the Bush was simply beautiful.
Soon after leaving camp, we heard of a lioness that crossed south into our concession with two small cubs. We weighed up the risk and decided to try and find her.
After some time searching, and almost when we felt that this was becoming a wild goose chase, we found lion tracks in the road. Some brilliant tracking later and we caught up with the Talamati lioness with the injured eye and her two young cubs.
The reason it was bittersweet is because we soon realised that one of the cubs has a badly injured hind leg which was causing it difficulties when walking.
It’s mum was however, very patient, stopping often to allow the cub time to catch up. She is looking in really good condition, along with the uninjured cub.
They walked through some stunning light in the open areas and and provided our guests with a wonderful send off and photographic sighting. After having a quick coffee stop we headed back to camp for brunch and final goodbyes. We will be back at Djuma in 3 weeks time for our next Big Cat Photo Safari.