Logs and pictures from Chris
There were obviously 2 males in the camp as one roared right next to our room and another sounded as if he was at the dining room…..both roaring full volume.
Between roars there were silences which were rather unnerving because they were so close. I nearly jumped out of my skin and slid as quietly as I could under the blankets. I could hear the breathing of one lion as he stood next to our room, really only 1 metre away from the bed!!!
Throughout the noise I was in contact with our friend in the UK trying desperately to find out how to record on either iPad or phone – all done under the blankets as I was afraid that a light or movement might interest the lion…..
More drama was to come as the two met up outside our room and roared simultaneouslyTActually, terrifying. It was really much too close and every decibel and rasping breath was magnified by the close proximity.
There were lots of roars and then grunts and half grunts and then a few deep breaths. They moved to the vehicles just near the solar panels and I gather they lay down. There was blissful silence, but they were obviously patrol roaring as they roared every 7 to 10 minutes. After a lengthy silence I thought they had gone, so I bravely crept out of bed and shone a light near the vehicles only to switch it off in a hurry as there was a big Lion standing with his back to me (thankfully) just near the solar panels.
Scarcely breathing I inched back to bed and under the blankets again as the pair finally moved towards the Mushingashi having drenched the camp with loud territorial roars for well over an hour.
Pictures from Chris
Elephant outside our house (5Mb)
Photos by Hugo Haussemann from HubisToursAndSafaris
Elephant in the camp
Photos by Juha Soikkeli
Rex and Duke
Photos by Ranjit Warrier