Zimbabwe: Hwange NP – Lioness with Three Cubs

This was the absolutely best wildlife experience in Zimbabwe and one of the best in my whole life – a lioness with three tiny 6-mo old cubs that were beyond adorable. The lioness made a huge kill of a giant male wildebeest (next post) which would probably be enough to feed her for 3-4 days (the cubs are most likely still milking). We spotted the lioness by the smell of rotten flesh from the kill, then saw her, and then she called the cubs with low grunts – and three tiny baby lions ran out from the forest and to their mommy.