Photo Safari Feature
Mwamba’s Last Waterhole Hide
Mwamba’s Last Waterhole Hide is perched on an outcrop directly above an active waterhole. This waterhole is busy throughout the season, but is most spectacular from late September when all the other water in the area has dried up.
This waterhole provides fantastic opportunities to watch different species of thirsty game coming in to drink. The stage remains constant but the players change throughout the day – it is very easy to while away hours in this hide watching the ever changing show. It is particularly good in the mornings between 8 and 9am.
During September 2014, a male lion known to us as Ringo took up residence in front of our “last waterhole hide” at Mwamba Bush Camp. Our guests had so many close sightings of Ringo from the security of the Mwamba photographic hide during the season, one in particular we will never forget.
We found Ringo hanging from the muzzle of a feisty, female buffalo. What followed over the next few hours can only be described as an epic battle between two gladiators fighting to the death. This is some of the unbelievable footage we captured from this sighting.