While lionesses do prefer living in groups, called prides, our lionesses prefer a more solitary lifestyle, along with their most recent litter of cubs. One of our lionesses that was left by her mother shortly after giving birth to her first litter, whom since also has had two male cubs. Recently there has been quite some excitement around the fact that the two lionesses, with their respective cubs, have been seen in the same area. We are eager to see what the future brings for these once inseparable lionesses.
Dinner was an assortment of delighted chatter as the entire lodge was fortunate enough to see a leopard with 3 cubs not 2 minutes from the lodge. While only some were lucky enough to witness the female take down an impala ram, all guests watched the spectacle unfold under a sky with rolling thunder and a light drizzle. After over an hour of watching them eat we left them to their dinner while we went to have ours.
IBA status has recently been obtained for Manyoni Private Game Reserve. What does IBA stand for? Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. What does this mean? It means that Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge and Manyoni Private Game Reserve are sites of global significance for bird conservation. We can thank Clive Vivier – the Father of Leopard Mountain – for all the time and effort he put into helping Manyoni Private Game Reserve obtain its IBA status.