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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:17 pm

Yes Hilda, KTC.

Most of the mornings they roared on their way to the waterhole, except one morning the 3 that was right in front of our neighbours never made a sound, but kept an eye on the 2 down at the waterhole which greeted the morning with loud roars. I went out also keeping an eye on those 2 never saw the 3 behind the bush next door!!! :big_eyes:
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:19 pm

Still can't believe I did not see them!!!

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They blend so well with the bushes!!!
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:21 pm

Back to the swimming pool story.................

The one that came out went and joined his partner on the other side of the road

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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:22 pm

Then the 3rd one decided he want to see whats in there, under the pool deck!!!

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by hilda » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:26 pm

Shocking! :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

As you said, they blend in so well! Glad you are still here to tell the story (and show the pictures!) :shock:
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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:28 pm

The one king stayed next to the road posing for pictures.................

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:30 pm

While the other one decided to join his partner in crime under the pool deck!!!

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If you look closely you'll see the one laying at the front against the wire mesh, the other one's bum is just visible as he was making his way in!!!
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:34 pm

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The one that was left "outside" wanted to join the party, but no-one left directions!!! :wink:
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:37 pm

Thank goodness the camp was nearly empty, and the rangers could coax the lions out under the pool deck without any harm.

The 3 went up the dune and spend the rest of the day keeping an eye on the camp, wishing they could still be next to the pool!!!

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:41 pm

hilda wrote:Shocking! :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

As you said, they blend in so well! Glad you are still here to tell the story (and show the pictures!) :shock:


Thankfully we haven't left the "bedroom" at that stage, when the camp attendant came to tell us that the water pipe that burst at our chalet will be fixed shortly (we could not shower, so we decided to wait a while before going out that morning). He asked me if I saw the 3 lions causing our neighbours so much excitement! Only then did I spot the other 3.
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by hilda » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:01 am

Stunning experience, but very scary! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Son godin » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:48 pm

Wow that is not everyday that you get lions around the pool area. I thought my encounter of hearing a lion roar when I got out to hand in my permit in April was scary, but you had them right at the hut. :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

Did this happened in Dec? We stayed at Mata-Mata and missed out on this pride. :tongue:
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:35 am

Once in a life time experience,and stunning photo's. :clap: :clap:

We got thi s beautiful male one early morning in the direction of Mata Mata. :D

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:29 am

What a beauty Roelf and you captured him perfectly!! :clap: :clap:

LQ .......what an experience with the Lions so close........superb moments capterd :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:51 pm

Thanks Jan and LQ for your comment. :thumbs_up:

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