Safari at Pondoro Game Lodge

Just after the morning safari while everyone was enjoying breakfast, the peace and quiet were shattered by the grunting, growling and splashing of fighting hippos barely 20 meters from the breakfast buffet. A big bull was fighting with a female and her calf and he left with the female nurturing 2 huge gashes over her back.

As if this was not enough excitement for one day we had the experience of a lifetime when a lioness chase a group of buffalo straight towards my vehicle on the afternoon safari. Having had the dubious honour of a lion chasing a buffalo into my car before, I did not take any chances and made sure that I got out of the way. The thrill of buffalo stampeding right past the vehicle being chased by a hungry lioness must be way up there in terms of the 100 most exciting things to do for Christmas.

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