One of the most breath-taking sightings……
for any guide is to witness a white lion in the wild. This exceptionally rare sighting can only happen in one place in the world and that is in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in South Africa.
I was privileged to see white lion cubs in the Timbavati about 4 years ago. However, both white cubs died due to a reason unknown to us.
Yesterday, myself and numerous guides from our neighbouring lodges were blessed to see two white lions cubs on Kings Camp’s property.
This sighting was called-in very early in the morning. I was very close and was the second vehicle to approach the sighting. The sighting was just incredible. The pride consists of 3 adult females and 4 cubs of approximately 8-9 months old. Two of the cubs are white and the other two as my tracker Albert would put it are just “plain”. Meaning they are the normal tawny colour.
The pride was feeding on giraffe they took down a few hours after the rain and should last them few more days. Hopefully the pride will stick around for next few days offering us more sightings. It might just become a more frequent sighting from now on at Kings Camp. Keep you posted!
Enjoy the images that I was so fortunate to capture.
By Patrick O‘Brien. Head Guide.