Cape Town to Tanzania 2014

Solo trip for 12 months - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Lions in the Selous

September 2, 2015  —  Tanzania

Day 1

Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania

Around midday, I went to a picnic site to have a lunch. I wasn't paying attention to what was going on around me.

As soon as I opened the door to get out of the vehicle, the lions all raised their head to look at me. Trust me; I quickly got back into the car.

A group of lions were squatting the picnic site. Impossible to get out and eat here.

Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
I arrived at around 1 PM and the lions were lying under the veranda.
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
More than lazy! This male didn't even bother to 'get out' to pee.
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Toward the end of the day, the lions went hunting.
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
The first to leave was the biggest female. She stopped near a bush to urinate. When the male passed by, he smelled the bush and made this funny face for a while.
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
One of young lions.
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
The second male also stopped by the bush to smell and make a funny face.
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Day 2

Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania

The second day, I was even luckier than the previous day. After a few hours of hard driving, I was starting to think that I haven't seen any interesting animals. Then, I came face to face with a hyena (previous blog).

About an hour later, there was this group of lions. These are among the best photos I have ever made of lions.

Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - Tanzania