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Hobson’s or van Wyk’s Choice

Hobson’s or van Wyk’s Choice Lioness skidding to a stop, Nxai Pan

The campsite at Leroo-La-Tau was located on the inside of a very sharp bend in the river resulting in it being low-lying on the gently sloped banks of the riverbed and the channel was also incredibly narrow at that point and the cliffs on the opposite bank were sharp and high. Probably also due to the sharpness of […]

Salé, the Father of Lions

Salé, the Father of Lions Lion choosing springbok from the herd

It was from our own observation and from Graham’s research that we found out that the lions in the LLT area did not live in the traditional pride system within territories, but rather as individuals or in small bonded sisterhood groups in home ranges. Territories are defended, Home ranges are preferred hunting areas where other […]

Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) – A Lion Family Visit

Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) – A Lion Family Visit Lions playing, Botswana

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) Sometime during this same holiday, Britt and I woke up to an incredibly strange sound. It was just before sunrise and the sky was already turning. If you looked out the window you could just see and everything had a blue tinge to it. Our little room didn’t […]

Meeting of 2 Families (Part 3) – Inconvenient Puncture

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 3) We packed up the coolboxes, packed up the snacks. We got the spotlights ready, filled the Cruiser up with fuel and left on a game drive. Our plan was simple, we had seen a great big herd of buffalo that morning and our intention was to see if […]

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