Hercules Pride Feast on a Buffalo Kill

The indomitable Hercules Pride was spotted looking as fierce as ever as they chowed down on a buffalo carcass recently. This elusive pride is always a treat to see, and due to their scarcity, we only catch up with them every so often when they venture out of their mostly untraversed territory. The 4 subadults…

VIDEO: Front Row Seats at a Lion Kill in Klaserie

After catching up with the Breakaway lionesses and one Mapoza male yesterday morning looking decidedly lazy and content with sleeping all day, we were hoping the cooler evening hours would coax them into action. Well, action was what we got! Afternoon game drive took a dramatic turn at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp…

End of an Era for Trilogy as Mapoza Lions Takes Over

As we know, male lions spend their lives fighting for territory and dominance of prides, but we can’t help but feel some sense of disbelief when we see it happen in front of our eyes. What’s happened in our neck of the woods in the Klaserie over the weekend has left us confident that we…

Breakaway Lionesses Reunite!

We all love a happy ending, and last week we were confronted with the possibility of losing one of the Ross Breakaway lionesses, only to discover both lionesses well and side-by-side over the weekend and again this morning. This is how the story went… Last week, Africa on Foot guide, Greg Moran, found the older of…

Another Day, Another Feast for Klaserie Lions

With the tough drought conditions that have plagued the Kruger Park this year, it’s no surprise that the grazing animals are weaker than they would be if they had fed on the green grass of summer. In the Klaserie, we’ve seen the buffaloes falling victim to hungry lions regularly, meaning that the king predators are getting…

Mapoza Males & Breakaway Lionesses on Kudu Kill

Lion tension continues in the Klaserie! The arrival of the Mapoza male lions sent things into a tailspin in the kingdom of the Trilogy males. Since this pair of unknown lions, now known as the Mapozas, arrived on the block we’ve seen them mating with the Ross Breakaway lionesses, Mabande lying low and then emerging…

Mapoza Male Lions on Camera Trap Doing… What?

Every week we are amazed by what we find on our hidden camera trap reels. nThambo Tree Camp guide, Bjorn, has made it his personal mission to record what goes on in the Klaserie while nobody is watching, and yesterday’s weekly video post featuring the results revealed some great wildlife activity. We were excited (as…

3 Trilogy Male Lions for nThambo Tree Camp

Merciful rain poured down last night after some very hot temperatures yesterday and everyone at nThambo Tree Camp rose with the excitement of a morning game drive in cooler weather. As it turned out, we weren’t the only ones eager to get out and about! The notorious Trilogy male lions were spotted near Jason’s Dam…

Catch up with Ross Breakaway lion cubs

There’s been a short silence after a celebratory overload of lion cub updates involving our first sighting of the two little males, the gut-wrenching moment one almost got trampled by a buffalo, their worrying separation from their mother, the oh-so-cute display they put on playing with a lioness’ tail, and then the first time we spotted…

Ross lionesses and cubs on a buffalo kill

The Ross Breakaway lion cubs have grown to 2 months old, and we love seeing them looking well fed and healthy! They are both male cubs, and they engage in a lot of wobbly wrestling, which is something they will continue to do throughout their lives. Lions have a close social bond, and they use…