A couple of hyenas! I'd seen a few hyenas before -- but always at night, and always running away. Here there were just lazing around. They are definitely meat-eaters, though rather than kill creatures themselves, they prefer to steal it from a lion or a cheetah
Hyenas are some sort of weird mix which is kind of like a dog, a cat, and mongoose all put together
"Exceptional ability to eat and digest bone, horns, and even teeth gives hyenas advantages over competitiors, like sustaining milk production for a year or more. Also the only carnivorbes that eat hides, later disgorging indigestible hair."
To the hyenas' credit, I have subsequently read that their reputation as thieves is somewhat unjustified. However, the only thing we saw them chasing was a stolen impala carcass (more on that later).