Showcasing some of the remarkable sightings each week, we hope you’ll enjoy being kept informed about the resident leopards and the lion prides that call the area around our camp’s home. Join us as we delve into the thrilling world of these top predators!

Wednesday 20th September

On an evening game drive, Sly and his guests spotted 10 members of the Mwamba-Kaingo pride near the Ebony Grove. They were asleep, but later, elephants passed by and woke them up. During the night, they attempted to hunt impalas but were unsuccessful.

Thursday 21st September

During a morning game drive, Sly and his guests observed Mwezi walking along the river. She drank from the river, and as she came up, she was startled by elephants.

Later, she was seen stalking impalas that were feeding on sausage flowers. However, her hunt was disrupted by starlings, causing the impalas to scatter. She decided to climb a sausage tree and wait for the animals to return to feed on the flowers.

After that sighting, near Hippo Lagoon, Sly and his guests spotted a male lion from the Mwamba-Kaingo pride roaring to contact other pride members.

One of the females from the same pride was responding from further inland, where they later found her.

Friday 22nd September

During a morning game drive, Sly and his guests spotted Mwezi up in a tree at Kaingo Junction, attempting to ambush impalas. However, baboons spotted her, so  she came down from the tree and walked along the river’s edge toward Chamboa Stream.

Afterward, they spotted five members of the Hollywood pride sleeping near Fish Eagle Lagoon. They attempted to hunt kudus but were unsuccessful.

In the afternoon, Sly and his guests saw the Mwamba-Kaingo pride, consisting of two males, three females, and four cubs, near Mwamba Extension. The cubs were playing while the adults were resting.

Saturday 23rd September

During a morning game drive, Sly and his guests spotted Taonga walking across the plain toward Hippo Hide. Later, she lay down near the Woolly Caper bush.

After this sighting, they encountered two members of the Hollywood pride sleeping under a sausage tree at Fish Eagle Lagoon. In the afternoon, they returned to find five of them had killed a buffalo, so they watched the pride feeding.

In the evening, Sly and his guests spotted Chipadzua at Fish Eagle Lagoon sleeping.

As it got darker, flies started bothering her so she walked to a bush where she had an impala kill and started eating it.

Sunday 24th September

During an afternoon game drive, Patrick and his guests spotted the Hollywood pride near Fish Eagle Lagoon. The pride consisted of one young male and four females. They were seen feeding on the same buffalo Sly and his guests had spotted the day before.

That same afternoon, Patrick and his guests spotted Chipadzua near Lion Lagoon. She had killed an impala, which she almost lost to hyenas.

Monday 25th September

On a morning walk, Patrick and his guests spotted a single male lion from the Mwamba-Kaingo pride near Saddle-Billed Lagoon, feeding on an impala he had stolen from the wild dogs. Unfortunately, there is no footage of this sighting.

Tuesday 26th September

In the morning, Patrick and his guests saw five members of the Hollywood pride at Fish Eagle Lagoon, sleeping under a sausage tree.

Thursday 28th September

During a morning game drive, Philemon and his guests spotted the Mwamba-Kaingo pride, consisting of two large males, four females, and four cubs, feasting on the remnants of a buffalo they had taken down.

Following this sighting near the hippo hide, they came across the new female leopard, indulging in the remains of an impala kill she had stolen from Nthanda.

We hope you enjoyed this captivating glimpse into the world of big cats at Shenton Safaris. Stay tuned for more exciting updates.

The Shenton Family

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