A lioness hot in the tracks of a kudu
Our game drive adventures, here at Nambiti Hills, are nothing short of surprising, on a very good day.
Last week, we were on an afternoon drive with some really excited first time guests. They were on full alert as we ventured deep into the wilderness in our new game viewers, which arrived last week. Wildlife-spotting is always a spectacular experience and this was extra special for them.
We were eagerly driving along, engine purring, and guests in tow. As we rounded a bend, we suddenly saw a herd of kudu intensely leap from the bushes, running for all their might. Hot in their tracks was a determined lioness with hunger in her eyes and power in every stride. It was breath-taking to watch nature at work.
She singled out a young kudu fleeing . Within seconds, the kudu had sprinted across the path with the lioness closing the distance. The two animals disappeared into the nearby bushes leaving us in silence and curious as to what will happen. Just as we had begun predicting the kudu’s fate, we saw it spring back across the path and flee toward safety – a great escape! The lioness, exhausted from her sprint, aborted the hunt to catch her breath and rest under the shade of a tree. We all sighed a breath of relief after witnessing such an intense scene.
That’s the amazing thing about Nambiti Hills, you never know what could happen around the next bend!