Quick report. Saw the wild dogs kill a warthog last night. The dogs dug down and got the warthog. This is the first wild dog kill I have seen. A kill is a pretty graphic and can be disturbing but I hunted many years ago so I handled it okay. Watching the dogs taking turns at digging and the cooperation between them was remarkable.
Others saw eight different cheetah last night. Many saw the habituated meerkats. Some saw aardwolves.
Sightings have been spectacular as they always are at Tswalu. We were the first group in after a 6 month refurbishment and it was like being on a shake down cruise. Rooms finished right before we arrived so like any new construction hiccups at first. But the rooms and lodge are fantastic now. New dining direction under some famous chef has messed up the meals. It was great before. Hopefully it will either improve or they go back to the wonderful food they had before.
Just went to the meerkats this morning only four people went out. Almost everyone is flying back to USA tonight so they are facing a long day ahead.
Warthog and the dogs
Dog came right up to the vehicle
Springbok “pronging” they get so high
Lioness and her cubs