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Incredible sighting: Lions, hippo and crocs!

lions, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

© Sarah Cronje

We had an incredible sighting this week at Changa Safari Camp in Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe.

The eastern pride of Matusadona lions were found feasting upon a deceased hippo along the banks of Lake Kariba, along with some curious crocodiles keen to join in on the meal.

lion and deceased hippo, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

© Sarah Cronje

Lions are highly opportunistic hunters, meaning that they will kill when circumstances are favourable – no matter the species of animal. Though they prefer to eat anything their size or bigger.

lion and deceased hippo, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

© Sarah Cronje

As you can see here, they are efficient scavengers and will readily eat carrion or carcasses if the opportunity arises or unable to hunt.

lion and deceased hippo, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

© Sarah Cronje



Changa Safari Camp

Set on the shores of Lake Kariba, with views of the Matusadona mountains, Changa Safari Camp is a place that captures the essence of natural beauty, with peace, seclusion and an unusual blend of landscapes. With eight luxury tents and hospitality that is fast becoming renowned, Changa is a place not to be missed when visiting Africa.

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