Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 30th Jan

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Another fabulous Tagalala day with two guests on board. As usual at terminal one there was a phenomenal amount of game in the morning because there is plenty to feed on and a nice open plain. There were Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Warthog and Hyena. We went straight to the battle field where I spotted Lion walking towards the palm bushes. When I told my guests with an excited voice they were wondering about me because they were looking at the same spot but still they didn’t see her. I had to drive close to the area so that they could see because she was behind a bush by that time. She was young about three and a half years old. We followed her for two minutes because she was on a hunt. Then she climbed a big pod mahogany tree. No one could believe how big and high the tree was for a Lion to climb. She went there just to look around at what was happening then she came down. We left her when she was sitting down under the bush watching Impala from a distance on the open plain.

I decided to go to Lake Nyamiluba before Lake Tagalala because I had a lot of time and I haven’t been there for a long time. When we got there we saw a lot of Hippos and a big herd of waterbuck, Eland, Impala and nice birds. I decided to drive around before we left the lake. Suddenly we saw two Hyenas eating a fully grown male Impala. When I drove closer I saw a Leopard in the shade of a Palm tree about twenty meters from where the Hyenas were. What I thought was the Hyena took the kill from the Leopard that’s why the Leopard was still hanging around hopping that the Hyena will leave something for her. We had such a fantastic sight of her before she decided to hide in the thick bush. By that time the Hyenas where full already and they ran away from the kill. I think that the Leopard will go back for what was left. We didn’t have enough time to wait because one of my guest was leaving on the afternoon flight. Then we went to Lake Tagalala for boating and we saw many crocodiles even with new hatchlings. After the boating we went to the hot springs to refresh then back to camp.

Beho Beho Lion

Beho Beho Leopard

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