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I continue to be amazed! Your lion photos remind me of why this is such an iconic and beloved species. Beautiful stuff.

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I was coming from Selinda. As my stay in Great Plains two camps exceeded six days, I had the advantage of a helicopter transfer, a thirty-five minutes flight at very low altitude, with some showers o

The Tsaro pride   Sixth sighting (eighth game drive)   We spotted them, in the early morning, on the plains. The blonde mane had joined them. This time they decided, at least the cubs, that it

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The Tsaro pride

 

Eighth sighting (last game drive continuation)

 

 

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The young male wanted to force its sister/cousin to play the mating game and obviously it did absolutely not suit it.

 

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The Tsaro pride

 

 

Eighth sighting (last game drive end)

 

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Geoff

Those cubs certainly put on a show.

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madaboutcheetah

As those cubs continue to grow and get strong - I guess they will need some BEEF!!!! ;)

Thanks again Mike!!! Amazing stuff!

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This is the end of the report of the last stop of my March 2016 trip. The report of the previous stop at Selinda will follow soon.

 

I would like to thank all those who have shown interest for it as well as those who added one or more comments: @Atravelynn, @michael-ibk, @madaboutcheetah, @Marks,@@pault, @Tom Kellie, @hannahcat, @optig, @TonyQ, @AndyH1000, @@Game Warden, @@AKR1, @@ice, @@theplainswanderer, @@Neeners815, @@Kitsafari, @@Big_Dog, @@SafariChick, @@Geoff, @@Hads, @@offshorebirder.

 

I would also like to thank my guide, Vundi, for his competence and knowledge but also for appropriately almost always put the vehicle in order to have the advantage of the best possible light and sometimes it was not easy at all with subjects in constant motion while avoiding getting stuck in parts of marshy land.

 

To close the story, a few pictures.

 

Duba skies (end of the afternoon).

 

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Duba sunsets.

 

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Duba moonrise.

 

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Moonset with lioness, like an actor leaving the stage at the end of a play, coming out of the frame.

 

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Curtain !

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@@Bush dog...have loved every word and photo of you trip report. We have been the Duba three times and the landscape and the lions are special. From the Duba Boys, to the Skimmer male and now a new male. It is a great update. Those youngsters must have been posing for you, and in such perfect light.

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Geoff

A lovely photo essay.

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Magnificent finale. Bravo. Long live Duba Plains. This report should be required reading for folks going to DP to understand two important facts:

 

1. Despite the sometimes misleading marketing by TOs and ingrained reputation of DP as the place to go to have a good chance of witnessing daytime lion/ buffalo action, this is NOT the case anymore and actually has not been so for many years. It was indeed true a decade ago that in a say four night visit you had an even chance of seeing such action.

 

2. It's an incredible, stunning concession with so much more as evidenced by this report.

 

Mike, thanks again for making the effort to share your wonderful visit with us.

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Neeners815

Thank you again for this trip report, @@Bush dog. Loved these last photos with the beautiful scenery. I can't wait to see it myself!

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pault

Nice ending....

 

Encore! (Well, you have one, don't you?)

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theplainswanderer

Lots of people want to viist places like New York, Las Vegas, Monaco, Monte Carlo etc - no doubt interesting at a level but who wouldnt take a week at Duba Plains or many other wonderful African safari locations - to see lions, elephants, fabulous birds, african sunsets etc etc and to take lasting images like Bushdog has - that to me is a HOLIDAY!!!! Im headed in a few short weeks to South Africa and mainly Namibia over 3 weeks so really hoping to see some great wildlife - animals and birds! If I get shots like Bushdog I will be very very pleased indeed!

 

Go Africa!!

 

 

Cheers

 

David Taylor aka "theplainswanderer"

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@@Bush dog

Thank you for a wonderful report with superb photos throughout. The lions really put on a special display for your final drive - and you photograph it so well. A real pleasure!

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michael-ibk

Thanks again Mike - I confess lions often don't excite me as much as other predators but your photos proved how cool watching them can be. Great report again!

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SafariChick

@@Bush dog the finale with the plethora of charming cubs was super - but I loved the whole thing! Looking forward to the encore(s)!

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Kitsafari

i loved those photos of the cubs playing in the golden light. gorgeous portraits of that cub on the mound, and the two rascals on top of each other.

your photos made the pangs of missing the African bush that much harder to bear.

 

Looking forward to the encore. are you continuing in this thread or a new one @@Bush dog?

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@@Kitsafari

 

It will be new threads. Indeed, I first spent 10 days in Hwange in two camps. Then I went to Selinda and Duba was the last stop of my trip.

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i loved those photos of the cubs playing in the golden light. gorgeous portraits of that cub on the mound, and the two rascals on top of each other.

your photos made the pangs of missing the African bush that much harder to bear.

 

Looking forward to the encore. are you continuing in this thread or a new one @@Bush dog?

 

Of all the absolutely stunning, crystal-clear, felt-like-I-was-sitting-there-on-the-same-eye-level-with-the-lion-cubs pictures, for some reason, it was the ones with the siblings on top of each other that really got me too. Maybe it was just such a family moment -- the gesture (in humans at least) is so fond and dismissive at the same time. So you're-so-familiar-to-me-you-might-as-well-be-a-lump. But also: let's watch prey together.

 

Enough of my anthropologizing -- I loved them all. Thanks so much, and I can't wait to see what you brought back (images-wise) from the rest of your travels.

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Marks

I'm a bit late to the finale, but those skyscapes are something else! Thanks for another great report.

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