We spent the night at Jacana Camp, a privately owned, syndicated establishment (i.e not for hire but for exclusive use by syndicate members). An early morning game drive in the http://Sabi Sand Game Reserve exposed us to various wild life creatures. We came across this lonely lion, looking tired and gaunt. Our Game Ranger, Abel, explained that this lion had been involved in a fight the previous night with members of its pride. The lion was paying us a “no never mind”, which is why we were able to get close to him. He was tired and had not eaten (so we would have been easy prey if he had the energy).
The buffalo and elephants, on the other hand, welcomed the morning with much aplomb!
Ahhhhh! the rewards of being in the iconic bush! Rare sightings! From my tent, I could hear this big male lion roaring from miles away. Finally, I got a night glimpse at his royal highness, with a night game range driver in pursuit. From my tent, it looked like this: