In December, we had a total of 155 lion sightings thanks to our eagle-eyed guides and trackers. The Butamtam pride continues to be seen on a daily basis as the area they move between is in the heart of our concession.
(Photo by Adas Anthony) These lions decided that this was their Christmas tree, and they would decorate it accordingly…
The three new cubs we saw last month grew big enough to be introduced to the rest of the pride, making sightings of 20 lions or more common place.
Towards the end of the month one of the three-year-old females was seen mating with one of the dominate males, so in the New Year we can expect some new members.
The Nyasarori pride is doing very well, taking advantage of the numerous plains game found on the short Sabora and Nyasarori plains. The pregnant female is looking quite large so hopefully in the New Year we will find her with her new cubs along the Raho drainage.
The West pride is spending the majority of their time along the Raho drainage, south of our Explore camps, and most evenings guests can hear them calling each other – this must be one of the best ways to fall asleep.