Dawie’s Update from the Namibia Landscapes & Wildlife Photo Tour:

As we left after our early breakfast we decided to first check the area where we saw the Lioness with her three Cubs. We found two young male Lion at a waterhole in that area, while a large male Lion had finished his morning drink and was walking away. First we photographed the two youngsters at the waterhole as they played, then drank a little, then romped around again. They were such fun to watch and to photograph.

When we all had a collection of decent shots of the two we went in search of the large male. We caught up with him without any bother and found that he was accompanied by two other adult males. The three walked about and roared intermittently. The sound was most impressive and quite spine chilling from a few meters away.

The Lions returned to the youngsters at the waterhole together, and on the way they met up with the female with the cubs. The young males then started a boisterous game with the little cubs with much batting, tumbling around, stalking, and leaping on each other. The interaction was incredibly endearing and our photography was punctuated by plenty of oooohs and aaaahs from our group.

As always we saw plenty of Zebra, Giraffe, Gemsbok, Springbok, and all the other Plains animals.

After an afternoon siesta we visited the waterhole in front of the camp to photograph the Elephants and Springbok drinking there.

Our afternoon drive started quietly, with plenty of Plains animals again. We returned to the Lions for late afternoon shots.

Our drive back to the camp was leisurely, and we stopped regularly for spectacular photographs of animals against the setting sun.

Tomorrow we bead back to Windhoek …