The Nduna pride got it right. Well sort of.
With Manyari at the helm the pride were on the move before sunset. One gets the feeling that if she wasn’t around, the other lions would spend their days sleeping (Sort of much like the males do. Male lions that is.) And hoping food would be delivered, MacDonald’s style!
After dark out of nowhere the Nduna male joined the pride. I wish I had some of his tactics finding these guys. The youngsters were all happy to see him rubbing against him.
After several attempts on zebra in the mopanie woodland the lions eventually arrived on Banyini. I just love it when they hang out here as it’s fairly open and easy for us traverse. We’re not having to crash over trees to keep up with them.
A herd of impala on the south eastern corner were soon surrounded by the pride and as they closed in on them they bolted. Manyari took the prize! She intercepted an adult female and immediately the rest of the pride were on top of her. Nduna commandeered the kill but the pride weren’t giving in that easily and piled in from all sides. Nduna had no option but to share.
Half an hour later there was only a bloodstain on the grass that a Black-backed Jackal was now cleaning up.
Having drunk at Banyini pan the pride were on the move again. Attempts on impala and zebra were unsuccessful.
Manyari led the pride after sunrise all the way south to just west of Chekwa pan where they rested up for the day.
A white rhino bull came grazing through the area which attracted the attention of this young lioness. Luckily for her, she gave him a miss.
Expecting them to move again I spent several more hours watching sleeping lions. I was in my own shade and have to admit I didn’t do much watching. After a long night I passed out on my camera box for a couple of hours.