Still om my way to Tshokwane.
And arrive there, a quick check that there are no Ellies around (like once before where one made himself comfortable in the parking lot, and started munching on the trees) and obey the call of nature. And a gentleman starts chatting about sightings and we exchange our sightings-nice Kruger camaraderie-and he tells me he saw a lioness about 6 km north of there. Decisions decisions. Should I chance it? Ok, I'll go. so off I trundle, north towards Satara. 5 km later, 6 km later, 7 km later, 8 km later. I conclude the lioness has disappeared. Logical deductive reasoning
. Oh dear, still no Lions. Just then a very cheerful chap comes past, happy as a lark, and he tells me in a foreign accent, lions at Baobab tree. He was obviously happy at having seen some lions, and wanted to share it with all and sundry. I discovered he told about a gazzillion people that he passed on the way to Tshokwane. Why thank you sir, I appreciated that bit of information very much and now more decisions. Its still early enough for me to do the trek to the Baobab tree. Check the map for distances, and its about 20+ km. and if I do a steady 40-50 kmh I should get there in plenty good time. No stopping allowed. I pass buffalo, giraffe, zebra, raptors (its still raining) and head straight for the Baobab tree, and sure enough there are lions. Now some more logical deductive reasoning comes into play.
Did I just travel 30km to see this- a couple of females and teenagers?
You know you are a Kruger Junkie when you ....... Well never mind, I was happy to see some golden kitties at last, and forgave them for their posture
One lioness woke up
but that was all.
One got up and started munching on some grass-huh? Not just lazy lions, but also crazy lions
All shot through the window as it was still raining, and none of the other 6 cars there were going to budge to let me have a better view or turn in such a way that I could take photos through the passenger window. Ah well! I saw lions.
Very soon the number of cars increased to 12, with more arriving, and a queue forming, so I opted to leave. I was glad I had made the trip to see these lions. Now to head back to LS.