THIRD EDITION OF WEEK IN PICTURES #3
It has been a challenging week for the guides and trackers, no sighting came easy, the wildlife of Pondoro kept us on our toes all the time and made sure too keep us guessing. Even though it was a tough week, on completion of each challenge we were rewarded greatly..!
We enjoyed several sightings of the Mohlabetsi coalition of male lions, mostly just lazying around. They were at times not the easiest to find and covered great distances during the night and forced us to track them sometimes for several hours. They definitely didn’t have any issues hunting because every time the were seen their bellies were about to burst. One of the Mohlabetsi males (Blondie) was also seen with a lioness and has been absent from his brothers for a while, for a good reason.
A pack of 4 wild dogs was also found after fresh tracks of them were called in over the radio about 5km from their current position, with the pace that these animals move it is extremely difficult to track them down unless lady luck is on your side. The dogs managed to capture and feast on a young kudu and soon turned to rest, allowing the scavengers too move in on the kill.
A few breeding herds of elephant have moved through and provided great entertainment for our guests too watch africa’s largest land mammal going about its daily habits. Feeding from the tallest of trees to where they stop to take care of their skin by throwing sand or mud all over themselves.
Once again giving the trackers the worst headaches must be the leopards! With that being said, the were found, we had several breath taking experiences with these elusive cats and at the end we were quite happy with the long hours spent tracking them down. Chavaluthu and Faka Nchovela took the spotlight this week.
During all this madness we also managed to focus on some of the others species that call Pondoro home. They catch the attention of some for their colors, their big ears or simply because of their natural beauty.
That brings us to a close for the third edition of the week in pictures and hope our selection will draw you closer too the heart of Pondoro.