Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 27th August

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Sun rises and sets have been so beautiful now. We get some clouds in the mornings till around nine or ten O’clock then it usually clears up.  I was with a couple for the morning drive this morning. We went to Lake Manze. On the way we saw some Wildebeest, Zebra, Warthog, Elephant, Impala, baboon and Hyena. At the beginning of little Serengeti we saw a big flock of seven ground Hornbills. They were unusually close to the vehicle and singing for us. When we got to the lake we found a two meter long Rock Python. He was basking in the sun. We watched him for about five minutes before he went into the bush. A hundred meters away from the Python we saw six Lions (Black Panther pride) including two females and four sub adults with the fresh kill of a sub adult Hippo. They were about three meters away from the lake. I think that the Hippo was late to come back to the lake from feed and the pride took advantage. The lionesses where so tired and only the young ones were opening the kill. We watched them for about half an hour before we carried on the drive and we found more than ten Hyenas and a lot of Vultures on the buffalo carcass. It seemed like Buffalo got stuck in the mud and died. Then it was such a bug feast for the Hyena and Vultures. I do enjoy watching Hyenas when they are eating because of how they crush the bones and the noise they make and how they interact with the Vultures. On the way back at the Lollipop crossing we saw fantastic interaction between Impala, Baboon, Bushbuck, Giraffe and nice family of Elephants including a tiny baby. All were happy together, as normal Baboons were in the Palm trees feeding on the palm nuts and the Elephants were following them on the ground collecting what had dropped.

African Rock Python Lions on Hippo Hyena on Buffalo

 

 

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