|They get close here|
|Lion in a Tree|
|Cuteness factor with baby lion cubs|
We had several lion encounters including a family taking down and eating a warthog, which if you haven't read about the click here for a play by play. We saw another pride of 13 lions lounging by a water hole. And finally we came across females with tiny cubs that had just made a zebra kill. The youngest of the cubs was only a couple months old and possibly the smallest cub I've ever seen.
|All the best photos here|
Our last sighting to give us all the Big 5 was late at night when we were on our way to a bush dinner. We had a leopard walk through our spotlight. We were able to follow it through the brush for quite some time before it ran off across the plains to go hunt. Since it was on the move and in the darkness I wasn't able to get any pictures of it. So I will just have to substitute a sixth species to make up for it.
The Cheetah might not have been a Big 5 for the hunters, but it could easily qualify for a Big 6 for Safari goers. We found these two brothers right on the political border between Kenya and Tanzania. Here the landscape opens up where the spotted land of the Masai Mara meets the endless plains of the Serengeti. Luckily the cheetah brothers stayed in Kenya for this encounter. They had recently eaten, hence the huge bellies, and were quite content with laying in the shade under a lone tree.
All in all another quality day for the Dillon's here in Africa.