This dramatic sighting took place this week.
I was on drive with two guests from Ireland.
I don‘t think they had any idea of the luck they would have during one of the morning game drives.
After seeing mating lions earlier on the game drive we I headed to the south of the reserve where the Manhattan lionesses were found.
As we arrived I noticed that the lioness walked 30 meters apart from each other in same direction with there head held low. I realized they were hunting but was not sure what. One lioness moved sharp to the right in a circle around her prey which was standing behind thick bush. I decided to stay with the older more experienced lioness of the pride. She intern laid flat on the ground.
Then with an explosive charge the lioness moved in chasing the now herd of impala to the lioness in tall grass. We saw the lioness jump up in the air and catch the impala
She did a 360 degree turn in a second. After she caught the impala her sister joined in on the feast. One could feel the tension between the lionesses as they ripped the impala with each female claiming part of the catch.
By Patrick O‘Brien