We love to talk about and share our experiences of travel in Africa. We have all come back with different stories to tell and a wealth of photographic memories to back them up. And although the memories are different, we all share a passion for this amazing destination, one which we would like to share with you.
"These little cubs were like clones from “The Lion King”, a couple of months old and as mischievous as Simba in the movie. Watching them was a wonderful experience that will stay with me forever."
My Africa is dominated by lions! Laying in bed in my tent in the north of Botswana and listening to the roaring of lions. They sound like they are just down the road but maybe were as much as 10kms away. But in the morning there were the footprints of the big male who spent time on the sandy footpath behind my tent – he even laid down there for a bit of a rest.
Although I was excited to see this I admit I was glad I didn’t know he was there during the night. This was a very remote bush camp and the main rule is that after dark NO ONE walks around unless accompanied by one of the rangers. And the whistle is next to the bed if you need any assistance during the night (“but only if there is a lion on your bed”!). And then there was a mating pair which we came upon on an afternoon game drive, a very lucky bit of chance indeed! Next morning there were two lionesses who our ranger felt were about to hunt for their meal. We followed them to see what would happen and after two failed attempts (a kudu and a warthog had luck on their side) we watched them take their prey, a nyala. But most wonderful of all, on our afternoon game drive that day, we went back to the site where they hid their kill and found one of the lionesses and her three cubs. These little cubs were like clones from “The Lion King”, a couple of months old and as mischievous as Simba in the movie. Watching them was a wonderful experience that will stay with me forever.