It was early morning and we had already been out since before sunrise. Our phenomenal Thomson Safaris guide, Robert, spotted a pride of lions not 100 yards from the dirt road. The young were intently peering into the distance.
The senior lionesses were missing and Robert scanned the plains before he spotted the pack leader walking down the road some 200 feet behind us. After 27 years as a guide, he knew from her walk that she was on the hunt. Two of her sisters flanked her in the tall grass on either side of her. Robert turned around and followed.