We left Okuti just after the sun left the horizon. I departed with an open mind, no particular expectations as the bushes were so quite the previous night. As we were driving, approximately five minutes from camp, I came across tracks of lioness. We followed the tracks for a while before they disappeared in the grasses. Even though it was a lovely experience to track the lioness, understandably everyone was more interested in the end result: to see the animal with the status of being the King of the jungle, but nature sometime has its own way of providing.
Right next to where the tracks disappeared into the grass there was a big herd of buffaloes. We spent some time looking at them and admiring these magnificent animals. Buffaloes have very unusual horns that fuse at the base, forming a continuous bone shield known as a "boss".
Something caught my eye, it seemed that there was something happening at the far side of this herd. I quickly drove there to inspect and to our surprise the lioness we had been tracking early was being charged by a group of male buffaloes. There never gave her a chance to attack. When she finally realised that she was totally outnumbered, she disappeared into the thicket and we never saw her again. My guests and I were so thrilled by witnessing this great encounter. We continued on with the adventure.