Kopje Cats

If the death of the baby elephant on Attenborough’s ‘Africa’ series was heart-rending stuff, the sequence of the Agama lizard eating flies around the sleeping lion, was pure fun!

Lioness sleepingDozing Lioness on Kopje

Dozing Lionesses on the Kopjes.

All the big cats climb onto the Kopjes, the huge granitic outcroppings of the Serengeti, probably for the view of both potential enemies and potential prey and for the cooling winds. But also possibly, simply because they’re there.

If you ever spend time in the great short grass plains of the Serengeti, (and I strongly recommend you do!) you too will feel a huge pull to climb up on those great and ancient rocks and survey the magnificent scenes around.  They’re also a fantastic place for a sundowner and often truly spectacular African sunsets!

Kopjes in the Serengeti Plains

Kopjes on the short grass plains of the Serengeti


A Serengeti cheetah ‘super-mum”s brood!

For other pictures of the Serengeti and it’s magnficent kopjes and wildlife, visit the Flickr gallery on my website at www.journeyintoafrica.com under Tanzania.

About ajourneyintoafrica

I’ve both lived and worked in Africa in the safari industry and now have over 32 years of safari experience. I first visited Africa as an 18 year old, when I developed a huge interest and love for the continent. I led my first safari in 1986, after gaining an environmental science degree from London University, and have always been captivated by Africa’s animal and bird-life, by its huge horizons and wide open spaces, and by its people and cultures.

One response to “Kopje Cats

  1. Beautiful photography Andrew, the lion vs lizards episode last week had me in stitches! Can’t wait for this weeks episode

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