Even though "shooting" an animal on a photo safaris is a much less violent act that on a traditional hunting safari, there tends to be plenty of blood-lust in the safara-goers who hope to see the great predators stalk and kill a zebra or antelope. But we definately encountered the more peaceful side of the great cats. We first saw this lioness creeping along the plain, and we watched carefully and quietly as she crossed the road behind us and headed for some trees near some grazing antelopes. As she reached the shade, she climbed up on a log and plopped down for a nap!

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