The second day started with some excitement, there where monkeys along giving such endless shrieking alarm shouts, that Derrick my guide was convinced, that there must be a predetor around, according to the extended sound most probably a leopard. Let’s go and search for it. Unfortunately even with an extended search of about two hours we weren’t able to spot this elusive cat. A bit disappointed we left the river shore to find other animals.
After an impressive sighting of elephants Derrick showed once again his excellency.
He’s recognized some Topis in the distance staring all into one direction, and assumed that there must be something. Well, I’ve seen dark spots only, but once again he was right and we found a young female cheetah we could watch whilst having our sundowner; or maybe more like a „moonrise“.
Day 3 started with some lion cubs even when the moon was still watching and therefore before sunrise. If you’ve never been on a safari it’s almost impossible to imagine the excitement when this big cats show up and walk silently towards and past your vehicle. In complete ignorance of the card the come close enough so one can smell them…
Lots of sightings later we’ve searched ourself a nice picknick spot for breackfast.
The real action started after lunch on our afternoon game drive. The service staff told us about some baboons acting jumpy just im front of my tent. When we had a closer look, we stumbled over Nebati who was preparing for a hunt since she had newly born cubs to feed.
After following her for about two hours we finally got to see her hunting…