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Lion hunting buffaloes

On the 25th of April while Shaun were watching a breeding herd of elephants the sound of lions fighting at a kill were heard. He raced to the spot to find the 2 big males, the Mother lion and the 3 young males feeding on a freshly killed impala. Yesterday morning while Shaun were looking […]


Highlights for April so far

We found the 2 big male lions at a buffalo kill on Mahlolwa road on the 29th of March and then saw them feeding on the carcass for several consecutive days. Noengu Mafasi and her 4 cubs were seen several times during the month and they were seen at 2 kills, at a waterbuck on […]


Lion cubs suckling

This video was also taken at the warthog kill. We were very lucky to have the cubs suckling in the open right next to the vehicle.


Lion cubs playing

Shaun took this video of Noengu Mafazi and her 4 cubs playing close to the warthog kill on the 9th of April.


Mazinyo roaring

We found the 2 big males Big Boy and Mazinyo on the morning of the 28th of March on Xintowana road and that afternoon Shaun found them on Xigamba road and took this footage of Mazinyo roaring.


Mongoose killing snake

On Saturday the 18th I saw one of  the most amazing things that I have ever experienced during my years in the bush. A huge 2 meter snouted cobra came sailing past Ntombi, our tame banded mongoose and her babies. Without hesitation she and another wild male attacked the snake and managed to kill it […]


Photos

I haven’t uploaded any photos for the last 2 weeks and thought that I would put some on the blog as I had some time to kill. Both buffalo photos were taken with backlighting. Back and sidelighting can provide for some very dramatic images and should always be tried out when at all possible. Full […]


Our stay at Pondoro

Dear Pondoro Team, Thank you very much for the wonderful time we had during our stay with you. We appreciated the special attention and personal contact and service very much. You have made our holiday into something special and none of the other lodges could live up to your standards, even though we saw leopards […]


Photos Han & Ineke

Hello Pondoro Team, Some photos of our stay march31 – april 3 Han & Ineke, Dordrecht, The Netherlands There’s my toast


Mother lion’s cubs

We saw the cubs of the mother lion out in the open this morning and she has 5 cubs and not only 2 as 1st believed. We now have a total of 9 newborn cubs in our traversing area. They were very relaxed and acted totally oblivious to the vehicle. Well done Rul!


Big Boy and Mazinyo

We heard lions roaring throughout the night from across the river at Main camp.  The next morning, the 7th of April, just as we were about to leave camp for the morning drive we heard the 2 territorial males answering from our side. They must have heard the lions roaring from across the river and […]


Lion cubs at warthog kill

We found the lion cubs and their mother, the Noengu Mafazi, at a warthog kill on the 8th of April. They were totally relaxed in the presence of our vehicle and it was really special to watch them feed only meters away from out vehicle.


Lion cubs at waterbuck kill

Although sightings in general have been good the lion cub sightings provided the best photo oppurtunities. On the 4th of April we found the Noengu Mafazi and her 4 cubs feeding on a freshly killed waterbuck and this gave us some excellant photo oppurtunities.


Elephant photos

I prepared some photos for February’s ranger’s report and thought that it would be a good idea to put it on the blog. They were all taken at Ngala dam during the afternoon drive on the 21st and 22nd of February.


Male lion photos

We found the 2 big male lions , Big Boy and Mazinyo, drinking at  Ngwenya dam this morning. They must have killed something the night before as it seemed that their stomachs were just about ready to explode.  The light was beautiful.