For me definitely the S100.
Went to Satara for 1 night this weekend.
There is nothing like the park!
Went for an afternoon drive at 4pm.
Took the S100.
Saw lots of general game.
About 5km in went down the first low water bridge and was following an x-trail, browsed through the riverbed and there the most elegant leopard sitting on a rock!
Flashed for the guy in the x-trail but he was gone
It was no more than 10 meters away.
Got some superb shots
Spotting a leopard on your own is something out of this world:)
Drove further down and found 2 female lions sleeping on the side.
Apparently they were part of a big pride.
drove further down and took a u 2 get back to camp.
Next morning there was no doubt which road I was taking:)
Went down the S100 at gate opening time, I might have been the 10th car in the line.
I must say it wasn't as bad as people make it seem.
Drove slowly and about half way in the car in front of me spotted these lionesses in the bush on the left.
More or less same place where I saw them the previous day.
1 by one the stood up and started walking around.I counted 14 including few cubs and 2 huge males
.Spoke to the guy next to me and he said he saw them the previous morning on the road and he counted 24 of them
Great to see them in such superb condition!
Left and headed in the direction of Nwanetsi Picnic spot.
Before the T_junction saw these 2 male impalas on edge.
They were snorting like u cant believe>i
Was 100% sure there was a leopard around but just couldn't see it.
Have seen leopard in the same area twice on previous occasions.
Headed for the Nwanetsi tar road on my way back to Satara.
About 3km from the turn saw this massive male lion on the road.
On the side of the road there was another huge male lion.
Drove further up and there were 3 more Huge male lions as well!
5 massive male lions and the biggest I've seen!
Coalition of 5! were were watching the 1 on the road, he went off in the bush and the other 1 walked on.
Saw this ranger on a bicycle in the distance and the lion looked at him and ran in the bush behind a tree as if he was stalking him!!!!
The car in front of me sped off towards that guy to warn him and I also followed him.
Informed the ranger he didn't seem to be scared but said we must drive between him and the lions and as he drove past they stood up!
Thought he was a goner!!!
Luckily for the ranger everything went off well!!!
My heart was in my throat!!!
For me Satara is Lion Country
The S100 has got to be the Lion Highway for me
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