Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 20th October


I had a fantastic morning drive with three guests to Lake Manze. We started our game drive with a nice bull Elephant at the camp followed by a big breeding herd of Buffaloes, some Giraffe, Warthog with their piglets, a lot of Impala with their new babies, Wildebeest and Zebra. When we got to Lake Manze we a saw big committee of Vultures catching the thermals. We decided to go there to see what had happened. Just before we got there we saw two Lionesses and one sub adult walking towards the where we saw the Vultures. The sub adults decided to stay behind under the bush and we followed the two lionesses till we got to where the  Vultures were. It was just the rib cage and neck vertebrate of Impala remains. It seems the like Impala got stuck in the mud and died, then the Vultures and Marabou Stocks had a big feast. The poor Lionesses were hoping that there would be something for them to scavenge but there was nothing left. They decided to go to drink and soon after drinking they started to stalk. I didn’t know what they were stalking until they started to chase. It was a stuck Impala. I have never seen such an easy Lion kill. Pulling it out  was difficult so they decided to eat straight away. We spend more than an hour watching them eating. Then we carried on and we saw some good amount of Zebra, Giraffe, Elephant (like forty of them), Wildebeest coming to drink and another pride of five Lions.

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1 Response to Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 20th October

  1. Darlene Knott says:

    Oh, how awful for the impala! But convenient for the lionesses! Thanks for sharing, Salum! Have a wonderful afternoon and evening. Hi to everyone for Safari Sissy and Dagga Boy!

    Sent from Darlene’s iPad!


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