11 hours ago
What a privilege it was to be back at mala mala and what made it just the best visit was we were guided by my brother!
the sightings were spectacular as the hot, dry conditions meant huge numbers of animals gathered around the remaining water. and with that the predators were in attendance!
we saw many lions, wild dogs, hyenas and even a cheetah all close to the sand river, which had incidentally just started flowing for the first time in months!
of the big cats though, it was the leopards that once again stole the show! we were blessed with a few sightings but none will top the time we spent with the island female and her 2 cubs.
the first sighting was incredible with the female nursing the 2 cubs on a rock right next to us - it was almost dark though and we were swarmed by some bees desperate for any moisture they could find, which meant dozens landed on us! - the second sighting gave us some great photo opportunities and i couldn't resist cropping in to show how cute this little cub was! its lucky to see young leopard cubs like this and just amazing how relaxed they are around vehicles!
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