|We left Mana Pools and traveled to Matusadona park. Although we only
covered 150 km, we used several transport methods: canoe, plane, land
rover, and speedboat. Our tents sat on a small island in the middle of
Lake Kariba. Hippos and crocs are the only other inhabitants. One hippo
enjoys munching on the foliage around our tent, keeping us entertained
throughout the night. We ended the day watching two lionesses and their
cubs finish eating a small hippo. These lionesses are unusually large,
and our guide tells us that they have chased away all of the male lions.
Apparently, they go into heat simultaneously, and their huge sexual appetites
have been too much for any bachelor lions, no kidding.