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Written by Shaun and Milli O’Driscoll and the Lake Manze team

Usually on every traveller’s mind when going on a safari game drive are spotting those elusive lions.

We are quite fortunate at Lake Manze Camp here in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania, as we have several prides within a reachable distance.

lions, pride, wildlife, Selous, Tanzania
© Lake Manze Camp

They are spotted regularly and we all love their antics – lazing on their backs with feet in the air, taking a pedicure on a tree, or going on long treks to find food and water.

lions, resting, Selous, Tanzania, wildlife
© Zach Mligo

Daniel Clement, one of our drivers, has found a clever way to bring guests closer to “touching” a lion as one of the new activities.

game drive vehicle, driver, lion, wildlife
© Lake Manze Camp

Take a look at our video, filmed by Kalisti Paul, a guide at Lake Manze camp, of  young lions in the Lake Manze area.


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