At Londolozi we are blessed with incredible big 5 sightings. One thing we don’t see very often are Serval!
We had just witnessed a phenomenal lion hunt and were on our way back to camp, delighted at the evening’s sighting. All of a sudden out of nowhere a Serval leapt 4 feet into the air bounding head first into the grass. In the spotlight it looked almost mystical!
The Serval is one of the most delightful animals you will ever see; spots that resemble a cheetah somewhat and long legs contrasted by a short tail. A nocturnal animal specialized for catching rodents. Large pronounced ears indicate how importanthearing is for this medium sized African wild cat as it leaps around the long grassed open plains.
The mood was cheery on the car as we weaved our way around Nyamankunzi Crest. That was the very first time I had ever seen a Serval and I was so excited at seeing this beautiful cat.