Black panther in the Selous?

This morning I took a lovely honeymoon couple for a drive to Lake Manze. We had an amazing time because just after the quarry we saw a big herd of Buffalo about two hundred and fifty or three hundred. Then we went to the battle field where we saw Impala, Warthog and Wildebeest. After Beho beho crossing the game was incredible because we saw Baboon, Impala, Warthog, Zebra and Giraffe. We carried on with our drive and just before Pelican pan we saw three Lions including one adult male which I have never seen before, one adult female which was the Black Panther (her nick name) and a young female. The Male was walking from the bush to the females and the females were at the palm bush eating Wildebeest although there was not much left on it.  We watched them eating for about an hour before carrying on with the drive. Our stop for tea and coffee at Pelican pan was incredible we were totally surrounded by animals having great views of another herd of Buffalo, Impala, Wildebeest and Zebra. We then went to the lake and it was fabulous because we saw another pride of lions of three females. They were under the palm tree watching some Wildebeest from the distance, also we saw some Water buck, a lot of Impala and Wildebeest, Zebra and Giraffe. On the way back we didn’t see the Lions because it was warm already and instead we saw Marabou Stork, Lappet faced Vulture, White faced Vulture, Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture, White backed Vulture and Hooded Vulture finishing off the remains of the Wildebeest. We finished our drive with a family of Elephant at the Roll poppy crossing.

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