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Happy times in Hlane Royal National Park

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Wildlife encounters on former private hunting grounds

A serenade by a lion choir

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Lions awake from their slumber and decided to announce their presence to all and sundry.

South African lion management plan released

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How lions in South Africa are destined to end up being traded to China.

Lion stare downs in the Kgalagadi

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Lions show they are not to be messed with in the Kgalagadi.

An African safari in the Kalahari

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A safari in the Kalahari with lions, brown hyenas and a host of other wild animals.

South Luangwa’s best sightings

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4 amazing South Luangwa sightings!

The lions and the fox

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Lion cubs interact with a bat-eared fox in the Kalahari.

A marvellous Madikwe photo safari

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Africa Geographic Travel’s second Madikwe photo safari is a great success!

When a lone baby wildebeest meets some lions

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A wildebeest succumbs to the harsh reality of life on the Maasai Mara plains.

A Kalahari safari on video

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Beautiful photos and a video from a 5 day safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Camera trap footage sparks hope for lion comeback in Gabon

Lions thought to be regionally extinct in Gabon have been caught on camera!

Lions lay claim at Limpopo-Lipadi

Three wild lions that have been roaming the Tuli area in southern Botswana have entered the Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game Reserve and settled down to claim their territory.

Hunting with lions in Chobe

An adrenaline-fuelled sighting when lions take on a herd of buffalo in Chobe.

Claws out over Lion Man Craig Busch’s new park in South Africa

The Lion Man’s shift to South Africa has upset the conservation community. Craig Busch has opened a new wildlife park near Rustenburg called Jabula Big Cat Sanctuary.

Elephant rulers of Linyanti

The secretive region of Chobe’s Linyanti is dominated by elephants.

Why people kill lions

In light of the events in Tanzania on the first of January, Jeremy examines the age old conflict between humans and lions in East Africa.

Tanzania villagers slaughter six lions

Nearly 100 furious Olasiti villagers shot down two lions and speared four others to death in retaliation to the stray lion’s attack on livestock.

The amazing Akagera

Akagera National Park: one of conservation’s success stories.

Generation Y and saving lions

Jacalyn discusses the flaws of Generation Y when it comes to issues worth fighting for such as canned lion hunting.

Capturing that something special in a photo

Adding that something extra to your wildlife photography.

Lions, cubs and dunes – A Kalahari photographic safari

John de Jager explores the beauty of the Kalahari on a photographic safari.

A lion greeting

A lion sub greets his dad in Savuti.

10 lovely images that capture life in Liuwa

From herds of lechwe in the flood plains to the fishing festival of the Lozi people. Liuwa Plain National Park is place worth visiting!

Book review: My Lion’s Heart by Gareth Patterson

Gareth Patterson’s book, My Lion’s Heart, is the incredible story of one man’s determination to give a small group of young orphaned lions a fresh start in life.

Elephant survives attack by 14 lions

A young elephant somehow manages to bravely fend off an attack by a 14 member pride of female lions in Zambia.

Lions take down first elephant of the season in Savuti

A pride of lions take down the first elephant of the season in Savuti.

The king of the beasts to return to Akagera National Park

Play put on to prepare locals for the lion’s return to Akagera.

A cat fight

A lone lioness is attacked by a pride’s dominant male.

Lion cubs play mechanic

Lion cubs play mechanic on a safari vehicle in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater.

The lions at Camp Savuti

The legendary lions of the Savuti

Zebras bite the dust

Action between zebras and lions at Salvadora waterhole in Etosha.

Europeans opposed to canned hunting explore ways of banning trophies

Conservationist Ian Michler met European lawyers, politicians, NGOs and the media this month to discuss ways of introducing a ban on the importation of canned lion hunting trophies into Europe.

Lions at play

Wonderful photographs of golden backlit lions playing in the dust.

Walking with a myriad of wildlife in Tsavo

Join us on a great walk through Tsavo as we come across elephants, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and much more…

Mongoose fends off four lions

Four lions were left with their tails between their legs when a mongoose bravely took on the predators.

A lion family in the making

Stunning photographs of a private moment in Pafuri with two young lions mating.

Lions vs. crocodile fight

An extremely rare event, when lions take on a crocodile, is captured on camera during a trip to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya

Kruger – lions, kingfishers and on foot with ellies

Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.

iSimangaliso to restore all original species

iSimangaliso Wetland Park intends to realise a conservation vision of restoring all historically occurring game back into the world heritage site. With the introduction of eland, the next and final species will be brought back.

Lions in battle

During a trip to Kenya’s Maasai Mara these bloggers have some spectacular encounters with lions.

A dramatic lion kill

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Dramatic images of a pride of lions killing a buffalo.

International rugby player speaks out about captive lions

Brumbies rugby player, Clyde Rathbone, speaks out about lions in captivity and the moral dilemma surrounding visiting them.

Five reasons you should see wild lions

“Wild lions are Herculean” according to Michael Schwartz. In this blog he give five reasons why these apex predators are the king of the megafauna in Africa.

Moonlight, a lion fight and a hand to hold

A wild experience involving a fight between lions under moonlight in Klaserie Game Reserve.

Lions trap hyena inside a dead elephant

The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.

First photos of Liuwa’s lion cubs

Liuwa’s Park Manager has captured the first clear images of the three lion cubs, born four months ago in Liuwa National Park.

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