Vulture’s Feast

26 June 2012

As the water is slowly drying up in Katavi we are witnessing the beginning of the extremes that makes Katavi famous, and large amounts of hippos begin congregating together. With this many personalities together it is only a matter of time before someone gets upset. After picking guests up from the airstrip our guide, Paulo Siololo, came across a road block - a hippo who had lost a great battle. What a way to enter Chada Katavi!

The following morning Paulo and our guests returned to see what battle was taking place. Much to their surprise there was nothing around the hippo, until from the other side a young lion walked out with a full belly. A lioness with 2 young cubs had found the hippo and chased away the vultures to feast and claim the hippo as their victory.

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