Khwai, Savuti, Chobe Botswana Safari: Leopard with a Kill
Brendon Shares News of the Day:
We arrived at the heavenly Khwai River Lodge and headed out for our first derive. It is very dry here as the rainy season has not started and the animals are also don’t stray far from the Khwai river that is still flowing strongly and is looking beautiful.
Not after leaving the Lodge we found a male lion. He was fast asleep, just lying around, so we carried on to where we heard that there was good action – at Mogothlo – where both Wild Dogs and Leopard were spotted this morning.
On the way passed Giraffe, herds of Elephants, Lechwe, plenty of Hippos in the River – and so on, including innumerable birds.
We then went to where reports mentioned a female Leopard with a kill – at first she lay under a large Camelthorn tree with her Impala kill way up on a branch. We ended up spending the whole afternoon with her. She was in the open – so that we were able to get some excellent photos. Then she went up the tree, and first lay on a branch.
When darkness set in our spotlights came out for some spotlit shots.
Finally she came down again, with our cameras clicking away.
On the way back to the Lodge we spotted a little White-faced Owl which was a fabulous end to a really wonderful day.
Tomorrow we plan to return to the leopard … she should still be there, and maybe scavengers will be attracted to the spot …