Sighting of female leopard and cub

Sighting of female leopard and cub

It’s an iconic African image; a leopard draped across a branch high up in a tree. It’s the top sighting on the wish list for most Tanda Tula guests and yesterday, we got our wish and more!

We found the female we know as Ntombi with one of her 8 month old cubs. The remnants of their lunch, the leg of an unfortunate impala hung below them as the two enjoyed and afternoon nap.

Below, a pair of young hyenas circled the base of the tree, eyeing the dangling impala remains. Would they get lucky and have dinner fall at their feet? We don’t know if their patience paid off as darkness fell and we headed back to camp for our dinner.

2 thoughts on “Sighting of female leopard and cub

  1. It’s wonderful to see images of Ntombi and one of her cubs, we were fortunate enough to see them (as well as her other cub) when we visited Tanda Tula for our first time in October as well.

    I can’t say enough just how grateful we all are for the amazing experience, not to mention the overwhelming feeling of ‘connection’ to something greater than ourselves; a community built upon love and respect for the animals and the land which we all shared.

    Thank you to Richard, Given, Krystle, Don, Nina and everyone that made our first Safari the best experience we have had yet!

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