Adult male lion yawning. Photo by Addison Spitzer.
By Amber Davis, UVM
Le kae? That means “how are you doing?” in Setswana. I am doing quite fine. Fellow students and I have just reached our three-week mark here in Botswana. It has been a hot, sweaty and exciting adventure so far. The first night we arrived in Maun, our instructors asked us to go around the table at dinner and list the things we were most looking forward to seeing during our time here in Africa. While I had always wanted to see an elephant (Loxodonta africana), my dream was to see lions (Panthera leo).
Our entire group was gifted with a pride of four lions on our drive to Tau camp, our first concession in NG18. While this sighting was exciting for me, I craved to see them during the daytime. During our stay at Tau camp, we heard some lions calling