LIVE UPDATE from our #BigCatPhotoSafari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guide Lance van de Vyver.
Yesterday afternoon we arrived at Djuma and welcomed our guests, from all over the world, on Big Cat Photo Safari. After a light lunch and briefing we headed out on drive. We decided to search for leopards and immediately began looking for tracks around camp. We soon found some tracks of a male leopard and began tracking.
We followed tracks for over 90 minutes but were unsuccessful in finding the leopard. We decided to have a sundowner and enjoy the beautiful scenery. On our way back to camp we saw a Genet and two white-tailed mongoose.
This morning we could hear lions roaring from camp and decided to see if we could find them. We headed north and found tracks almost immediately. After 30 minutes we managed to find two Talamati lionesses, an Avoca male and 5 small cubs.
It was a fleeting but brilliant sighting before the cats moved into a neighbouring Reserve. We headed back south. On the way we had a cute sighting of a family of dwarf mongoose on a termite mound sunning themselves.
Back in the south we bumped into the two other Avoca males as they moved towards camp.
The two males lay down before getting up and moving again. They then seemed to settle for the day and we decided to leave them and make the short journey back to camp for brunch and some digital photography lectures.