Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 29th July

I was with two guests onboard at lake Manze. Just after our picnic breakfast we saw a pride of three female Lionesses. They where at a beautiful spot for hunting in the shade of the Palm tree and they had a good look out over the lake where the animals were drinking water. As we were watching them we saw a big mixed herd of Impala, Wildebeest and Giraffe coming to drink at the spot where the Lionesses were. I decided to move away from that area to the shade where we could see the Lionesses and the drinking area. As the Lionesses saw the herd of animals they moved from the palm shade and they went to hide in the grasses. We waited for about twenty minutes till all the Impala went to the lake to drink but the Giraffe and Wildebeest stopped to watch us. I decided to move away where we could still see the drinking area. Two minutes later all the wildebeest moved to the drinking area. As they reach the drinking area we saw an Impala get spooked and run away and the Wildebeest followed. Two Lionesses were behind them chasing across the drinking area while one Lioness remained at the same spot. Some of the Wildebeest made the wrong decision and turned to the drinking area and tried to escape from the chasing Lionesses. Unfortunately they went straight to the Lioness who remained in the bush and she ambushed them and managed to kill one young wildebeest just in front of our eyes. We went near to watch them and just after she finish the kill the Lioness dragged the kill to the bush where the shade was and the other two went to the bush on other side of the lake. A few minutes later they came out with four cubs. The babies are always so cute and they were playful. As they got to the kill the adult let the cubs eat first but because their teeth were not strong enough they started play with it instead.  The cubs were still playing with the kill when we left.

 

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One Response to Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 29th July

  1. Sherri Costello says:

    YEAH!!! That was us!!! Sherri and Vivian from Florida.. What a treat!! Definitely a trip highlight!!! We loved our stay at BehoBeho. Can’t wait to return.

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