So we are back from yet another absolute wonderful KTP trip.
It is only two weeks now, but it feels like months already....
We decided to start an extra thread here at Arid Parks to tell you about a really breathtaking adventure we had at Grootkolk during our stay.
Well we arrived at Grootkolk on the 13th of November full of anticipation, happy and excited like children waiting for birthday or christmas.
Franco greeted us very friendly with the words :" Welcome to the Lons of Grootkolk"
And indeed there were 5 Lions resting right underneath the tree by the waterhole. Larger View
They observed us while we unloaded the car and I can tell you we never unpacked the car as quick as on that specific afternoon.
We moved into our home for the next three nights, cabin #4 the one the furthest to the right.
Seeing the Lions under the tree and enjoying the supeb view, we decided to stay in camp on that afternoon rather than driving to one of the waterholes to the north or south of camp.
We could have a coffee while watching the Lions, what more could we possibly ask for....
Later that afternoon one of the adult Lionesses got up and walked away. While all the others stayed at the waterhole and just watched where she was going.
We were suprised to say the least
Quite a while later she returned back to the waterhole only to greet the three subadults of the pride which then in turn got up and started to walk away ......
A little later she went to one of the smaller trees and bushes close by and returned with 4 of the most adorable cubs
She greeted the second Lioness that was still lying close to the waterhole and the cubs started to play.
Well this is just one of the many video footage we took of the cubs, more will follow later in the trip report....
We spend the whole afternoon watching the little ones play. They were in really good mood and had a lot of fun (like all the people in the camp as well
Later that evening we had a braai checking the Lions, which were still under that tree, from time to time.
We were even a bit worried that the cubs were lying there as well.
What will happen when some Hyenas were coming to have a drink ?!
It was around 9.30 pm when we went to bed, not having the faintest idea what was going to happen later that night......
Only thing I tell you now is, that is was a rather short night's rest.....
.......to be continued