Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. It lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8 000 square kilometres (3 100 square miles) of pristine African wilderness.
We had just arrived on the Crater floor close to the Ngoitokitoki picnic site, when we found a group of three Lionesses. One of the females was in a ditch trying to hunt a group of Wildebeest, Zebras and Grants Gazelles on the other side.
The length of the herd was about two hundred metres long and right on the other end was a single Cheetah also trying her luck at hunting!
As soon as the lioness came out of the ditch in clear sight, the cheetah immediately spotted her and lay completely flat on the grass. Sandwiched between two different predators, the herbivores eventually spotted the lioness and ran off, leaving behind two hungry mouths.