Bob and Annie on Safari travel blog

Sunrise panorama from the deck

Beautiful lioness on a morning stroll

Stopping for a moment to check the progress of her two lioness...

Here they come, they'd been pouncing on each other across the road

Moving on to catch up to their leader

He's not far ahead

There he is!

Lovely sight of a black jackal


Aren't they grand?

Perhaps a little too much alcohol last night (a litre of beer, 2 double G&Ts and the remaining Pinotage) as we both dreamed and slept poorly. Up early for another beautiful sunrise and our last full game drive at Ruaha.

We have the pleasure and experience of Josefat again today and he initially covers some of the same ground as yesterday (rocky outcrops) again trying to find leopard but still no luck.

Followed vultures to a cheetah kill that had been abandoned and hopefully got some good photos. We learned that cheetah hunt most days as they only get about 10-15 minutes with their kill before lions, leopards or scavengers force them off. Lions and leopards are much happier taking other animal kills than hunting themselves and follow the vultures/scavengers in the same way that we had. That is why they are often seen looking up.

Drove all the way to Small Serengeti where we drove to the top of the escarpment to view and fully appreciate the scale of the Rift Valley. Josefat explained that few visitors got to see this view because they usually stayed shorter periods and were more interested in animals than the bigger picture.

Said our farewells at dinner and formally met Kevin our pilot tomorrow. Early start in the morning, 6 o’clock departure from camp with flight scheduled for 7 take off. Comforting that we can’t miss it as Kevin will be in the vehicle with us to the airport.

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