African Cape Buffalo

two african buffalos under acacia treesThe African, or Cape buffalo may not be the most elegant of creatures, but they are impressive. They are typically found near water, shade and grassy areas. They like to roll in the mud to cool themselves and often feed at night.

In the Serengeti, you’ll find them near watering holes and are especially numerous in the Lobo area. At Lake Manyara, you can spot them in the open area near the lake itself.

Be Careful

But please remember that the buffalo can be very aggressive, so be careful. These guys are so tough even the lions leave them alone. You can sometimes see a single buffalo wander past an entire pride of lions without the least concern. african cape buffalo

The only time buffalo are endangered by lions is when the hunting has been especially bad and the lions are hungry, and desperate enough to take on a buffalo.