Our excitment turned to disappointment when we realised that our eyes had been tricked with the illusion of a lion. Providence had sent us a dog instead.
No way around it, the trip seemed to be "lion-less" for us. Until we came across a few solitary trees, and there they were. Escaping the wet grass, the recently fed lions were lazily wallowing under the crown of a tree, posing in truly acrobatic positions. Seeing that they were not interested in us, we took courage and dared to jump onto the roof of our jeep to have a perfect view. After all, they are the Kings of the Animal Kingdom.
Photos: Martina Advaney