Buffalo are very gregarious and herds can sometimes have more than 500 animals. They are primarily grass eaters. They need to drink daily and prefer fresh water. Whilst buffalo often don’t appear to be doing much, other than eating, chewing cud, or drinking, we have had some incredible sightings of herds being attacked by lions in the Kruger National Park.

Whilst looking a little heavy and cumbersome, buffalo will not always run away from lions. Instead, they will group together, forming a circle around the young and try to stand their ground.

We have also been incredibly privileged to see buffalo crossings in Chobe, along the Chobe River. Have a look at our safari page for details of upcoming safari dates to Chobe, Botswana.

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