The afternoon was hot under the burning African Sun, after having an amazing high tea we set off for our game drive exploration. The bushes in the Sabi Sand are mainly small and in some areas scattered jackalberry trees offer shade to enormous African Elephants we drive down to a water pond escorted by two White Rhinoceros that could not care less about our presence in the area. Nonetheless we approach them with respect and have a stop to admire these prehistoric giants later by the water whole we found a large pride of Lions I counted 23 for the precision four lionesses with 7 months old playful cubs as you would expect cats at that age.
Leaving behind the water whole and the lion cubs we drove west when we heard in the radio that a pair of Ingwe where mating on the base of Ulusaba Rock Lodge, I was personally very excited as that was the second time in my life I was going to have a close encounter with Leopards let alone a pair of them and moreover mating, I was certain that would have made my African Safari one that I wasn’t to forget for a long time. Dust was coming upon us and the sky turned orange in the burning African Sky, when we arrived in front of the big acacia tree where the leopards where resting I thought that no much action was going to come but to my utter surprise after 5 minutes the female leopard started provoking the large beautiful and healthy male and inciting him to get down the tree and get on with the job of passing his genes over to the next generation the got down the tree and on with it and the spectacle did not disappoint indeed.