Lion around…sightings during an Extraordinary visit.
Seeing that these three camps (Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge & Hamiltons Tented Camp) share the Mluwati Concession, I have combined lion sighting images taken during game drives from all the properties.
The camps are managed by this Extraordinary company!
"I am keeping a close eye on you". This young male looked rather battle scarred and beaten. There was some matted blood on his mane, which was probably from a fight with an older male. The life of a young lion is fraught with danger. Either being injured during a hunt, or when challenging the dominant male for territory.
This older male had moved into the area but was not being accepted by the incumbent pride. It looks as if he has been on the receiving end of interactions with one of large females. Not being accepted means that he will have to fend for himself or move on to another area where he might be more welcome.