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The lion kings Ginger and Garlic

In South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, live two ferocious lions named Ginger and Garlic. These two brothers are the symbol of strength, ranking among the most powerful of all.

Photoseries: 6 interesting facts about lion cubs

Lion cubs are one of the famous cuties of the African bush and guests of Vula Tours were fortunate enough to come across a pride of them while out on a game drive in South Africa.

Two former circus lions poached at sanctuary

In 2016, 33 lions freed from circuses in Peru and Colombia were transported to South Africa to live out their days in a wildlife refuge. Last week, poachers broke into the sanctuary, killing two of the big cats.

The tree climbing lions of Ishasha, Uganda

tree climbing lions, Queen Elizabeth NP, Uganda

While it constitutes an unspoiled savannah landscape dotted with forests regularly patrolled by resident chimps, it is the famed tree-climbing lions that pull the intrepid explorer. It is one of the few places in Africa where when your guide shouts “lion!”, you look up!

Lions killed near Hwange after they predate a cow

Two female lions were shot dead in the Dete area near Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe – for ‘Problem Animal Control’ (PAC) reasons.

The lions of the Serengeti

Living in the grasslands, scrub, and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa, lions persist in a handful of countries across southeastern Africa. Tanzania’s lion population is, by far, the largest in Africa.

Video: young lions form alliance in Botswana

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An alliance between five young male lions is brewing close to Khwai Tented Camp, Botswana.

New tree-climbing lions in South Luangwa

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A new pride of tree-climbing lions spotted in South Luangwa!

Video: lions dangling in the rain

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Watch this video showing the adorable antics of lion cubs as they play in the rain.

Photoseries: lions battle for territory

Two nomadic male lions fend off the resident male near Jackalberry Tented Camp in Namibia

Video: on safari with lions

A safari is an experience which can only be felt and understood when you actually do it! Many people dream of coming to Africa for a safari and this is not only because of the experience of being close to wild animals, but also the emotion of feeling alive.

Video: lion tug of war

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The Hide seem to have some new maintenance managers! Check out this video of a pride of lions playing with some rubber pipes near camp.

8 amazing facts about lions

Changa Safari Camp have put together some interesting facts about lions

Photographing lions in Madikwe

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Light and subject combine to make for the perfect wildlife photography experience with lions in Madikwe Game Reserve.

A new generation of the Avoca lion pride – in photos

The team at Makanyi Lodge are excited to announce that the Avoca lion pride has grown with the addition of six new cubs!

Who says summertime isn’t good for a safari?

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An amazing game drive in the Timbavati shows that it doesn’t matter what time of year you go on safari.

Video: the theatre of life and death in the bush

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In this video, the theatre of life and death in the bush plays out in front of guests at Amakhosi as a baby zebra fights for its life.

Video: lions on honeymoon!

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Guests visiting Tintswalo Safari Lodge see lions mating in the Manyeleti Game Reserve.

Video: male lions and carcass chaos

Males are high up the pecking order within the pride structure and won’t tolerate anyone who challenges what is of utmost importance to their own genetic survival. Especially when it comes to food, lions are generally extremely competitive and will fight vigorously for their place at the carcass.

The highest density of lions in Africa?

Latest research just published shows that 2 of the places with the highest density of lions in Africa are Olare Motorogi Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Maasai Mara eco-system in Kenya.

Video: Becoming the lion king

Practicing the skills needed for adult life is the most important part of any young animals journey in the wild! These little lion cubs are learning some crucial lessons.

Spring is in the air and the bush babies are born

What a cliché description of a season this has become and like all great clichés, this one rings true year on year. Whether its the sounds newborn calves and lambs resonating amongst the new grass or the smell of pollen, released into the air by freshly sprouted flowers adding rich colours to an already impressive tapestry.

Win a Big Cat Photographic Safari!

The winner of the 2017 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition will enjoy a Big Cat Photographic Safari with At Close Quarters. Find out more about it here!

Remembering Mohawk the magnificent lion

A personal account remembering Mohawk the magnificent lion of Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Video: Lions, impala, mud! An epic sighting at the hide!

Nkosi had taken some guests on a game drive to Ngweshla Pan, a commonly visited area by most who come to Hwange National Park.

Fleeing impalas – captured as it happened!

Lions are well known of their muscular strength of bringing down big prey such as buffalo, eland hippo, zebra, giraffe etc, but what our Head Guide Joseph witnessed this week by the river on the sand was fascinating.

Video: Lion kills hyena cub

This is an amazing video of two male lions taking a stroll near a hyena den. They noticed a small hyena snoozing and decided to get rid of it by chasing it and giving it a bite of death.

Cecil the lion’s legacy

In January this year, we at African Bush Camps updated our audience on the pride of Cecil the Lion- a beloved “king” and spectacular specimen who roamed Hwange National Park.

When apex predators collide there’s always an exciting sight

To witness any interactions is a pleasure but Christmas came early in Makalai on this particular day, with the Bushwise bush gods delivering us a sighting of epic proportions with two apex predators

South Luangwa also has its tree-climbing lions

There have been a number of articles about tree-climbing lions and some parks around Africa have claimed it their own specialty, declaring such sightings as extremely rare.

The link between technology and wildlife

Having been a professional guide for the past 16 years has meant I have seen the industry and how guests experience the bush change. Some of it is for the better, and some of it I will with hold my judgement for now.

A sunrise cruise with the lions at Tongabezi

Early mornings before sunrise are generally the best time of day to scout for wildlife. The temperature is cool and the animals are still active, especially the big cats that are returning from a night of hunting.

Which are Africa’s Most Successful Predators?

Africa’s apex hunters can sometimes seem to almost ‘pluck’ their meals out of the air, but that isn’t always the case, so how successful are Africa’s predators really?

Lions ambush a pack of unsuspecting wild dogs

Lions ambush unsuspecting wild dogs at a waterhole.

Rogue lionesses come to mate at Leopard Mountain

Mating lions on the grounds of a safari lodge in Zululand.

Lions take on hippos in Kariba water wars

A pride of lions are ambushed by hippos as they feast on a carcass in Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe.

The leopards of Kilimatonge in Tanzania

A jam packed safari in Tanzania with leopards, lions and plenty of wildlife.

Lion cubs from South African breeding facility shipped to Australian zoo

Lion cubs shipped from Ukutula, a South African breeding facility, to a zoo in Australia.

USA bans trophy imports of captive South African lions

The United States government has again tightened regulations regarding the importation into the USA of lion trophies, this time focusing on trophies from captive populations in South Africa.

The science behind why safari babies are cute

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Showcasing the cute wildlife that you can witness while on safari in Africa.

Lions brawl in Etosha

An unusual interaction between two male lions in Etosha National Park.

Why the lion sleeps tonight… and most of the day

After a delicious meal of wildebeest even the fiercest lion turns into a big sleepy cat.

Boy bitten by lion at predator petting park

9-year-old bitten by lion at predator park that offers visitors cub petting, walking with lions and more.

CITES CoP17 – Africa in a nutshell

A brief summary of the main decisions taken at CITES CoP17 that affect African wildlife species.

20 hyenas, 3 lions and a rhino

A rhino makes sure a couple of lionesses don’t get too big for their boots!

Video: Lion tells tourist to keep his window closed

A lion shows a tourist why you should keep car windows closed when in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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