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…

Bellies Full of Buffalo for Mapoza and Breakaway Lions

This morning’s game drive at nThambo Tree Camp was a spectacular affair of wildlife, and we reckon the highlight of the safari was seeing the Mapoza male lions with the Ross Breakaway lionesses feeding on a fresh buffalo kill! These well known females were on the social media news most recently when they lost a…

Lions Kill Buffalo while Guests Witness from Treehouse

This morning’s safari activities at Africa on Foot began extra early when everyone in camp was woken up by an animal commotion at 04h30! The unmistakable sound of a buffalo in distress bellowed through the darkness, while the determined growls of lions making a kill added to the frightening calls. Quick as a flash, the…

Lions Chase Hyenas & Wild Dogs Off Their Kill

The location of the lion kill was full of activity yesterday afternoon. With hyenas getting into position to get a piece the buffalo carcass, we were anticipating a bit of snarling from both the Ross Breakaways and the clan of scavengers, but what we weren’t anticipating was the arrival of a pack of wild dogs!…

Ross Breakaway Lioness Beaten Up by Hercules Pride

Guests at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp witnessed the true power of the Ross Breakaway lionesses after watching them feast on a large female buffalo today. These two are adept warthog hunters, and second to that, they’ve been on the scene of many buffalo kills. Often, these kills are aided by the strength…

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…

VIDEO: Lion cub caught playing with lioness’ tail

The Ross Breakaway lion cubs are quite the sensation around Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. After a few days of quiet concern for the cubs’ wellbeing, the two 6-week olds have been having a whale of a time playing together out in the open. The two lionesses are so habituated to the game…