Posted by & filed under Omphile Kaluluka (Specialist Guide), Safari Stories.

Following the dramatic events surrounding the arrival of four male lions to the Shinde concession and the ousting of the incumbent pair, much interest has been shown in the wellbeing of the pride and the offspring of this coalition, which resulted in eight cubs. Senior guide OP updated us on a recent surprise discovery in camp.

During siesta we heard urgent alarm calls from a herd of impala near the edge of the camp, and so we went to check what was bothering them. To our surprise we came across seven cubs (alas one has been missing for a long time) which we had been looking for, with our guests, all of that morning! The vehicle quickly rushed back to camp and our napping guests were quickly roused. A leisurely afternoon was spent with these relaxed and playful little ones, who had clearly been left in the relative safety of camp, while their mother and aunt had gone out hunting!

 

Shinde Cubs Okavango DeltaShinde pride Ker & Downey Botswana