LIVE UPDATE from our #BigCatPhotoSafari to Sabi Sand, South Africa.
By Specialist Photographic Guides Lance van de Vyver and Villiers Steyn.
Yesterday afternoon, we headed out in search of buffalo. We went to Cheetah Plains as we heard there had been some big herds seen in the area recently. We managed to find a herd of about 300 buffalo and parked in the middle of them
It was great to photograph the buffalo kick up the dust around them and watch ox-peckers go about their business cleaning the big animals.
We then headed north and photographed a few general game before heading back to the Nkuhuma pride of lions with their 9 cubs. They were in a much more open spot and the cubs ran between their mothers which provided great photographic opportunities for our guests. We stopped for a final sundowner drink before heading back to the lodge for dinner.
This morning was our last morning in the Sabi Sands this year. We decided to try our luck and find a male leopard. We found tracks but were unsuccessful in finding which leopard made them. A few rhino entertained us on the way.
We stopped by the Nkuhuma pride again who had moved quite a distance in the night and were resting together. A large male had joined them and we managed to photograph him nicely. We also enjoyed watching the cubs interact and make cute noises again. We have been lucky to be the first people to view all 9 cubs with the 8 females and one of their potential fathers. Amazing!