Kruger Park Road

Where Lions Walk Free – South African Holiday And Tour Destinations


Where Lions Walk Free – South African Holiday And Tour Destinations     South Africans, and visitors to our sunny shores, are indeed very fortunate to be able to easily get out into the wilds and have the privilege of seeing Africa’s most iconic animal, the African Lion, in their natural habitat.  There has been an horrific decrease in Lion numbers (down…

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Endemic Species

Are Lions Endangered


Are Lions Endangered?   This question can’t be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No”. What makes answering it even more interesting is if one looks at the various types of lions and what the term “endangered” actually means.     What Does Endangered Mean?   There are differences between the terms “endangered” and “critically endangered” or near-extinct. The International Union for…

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What You Need to Know about Travelling to Kruger South Africa

What You Need to Know about Travelling to Kruger South Africa


See Our Previous article – Kruger National Park: See Lions Where They Live When to Visit the Kruger National Park Animals   You’re welcome to visit the Kruger National Park any time of the year, but if lion spotting is your top priority, you’ll want to travel during the winter months.  South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere; winter falls between April and…

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The Kruger National Park: See Lions Where They Live

The Kruger National Park: See Lions Where They Live


Want to visit lions where they live?  Fortunately, you can!  And the best place to start might just be the Kruger Park in South Africa.  It offers 2 million hectares of almost unspoilt bio-diversity.  That’s 19,633 square kilometres or 7580 square miles.  And, we say almost because you want somewhere to sleep and eat, don’t you? Established in 1898 as the Sabie…

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Safari to South Africa

African Holidays – Planning a South African Safari


If you ask people about their travel wish list, it’s more than likely that an African safari is near the top of that list. The pull of seeing animals of Africa in their natural habitat is quite strong, especially knowing that populations of many of these animals are dwindling and soon the only place to view them might be in zoos. You…

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What African Countries Have Ebola

African Countries with Ebola


If you are considering a trip to see Lions in their natural habitat, you may be anxious about Ebola Virus outbreaks in some African Countries. While Africa is a large continent with many countries, sometimes the news can make it sound like Ebola has taken over the whole continent. In reality, the virus has only been reported in a small handful of…

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Best Nikon Lenses to take on Safari

Baby Lions


The Raising of Baby Lions   The way baby lions are raised has fascinated researchers and animal lovers alike for many years. The inside life of a group of lions, also known as a pride, is both simple and complex. Simple because they are often stable groups that hunt, raise their young and fight to survive. Complex because of their strong relationships…

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Safari Animals - The Big 5 in Africa

Safari Animals The Big 5 in Africa


Safari Animals The Big 5 in Africa   The sights and sounds of the African safari beckon us to reaffirm our roots with nature and explore our wild side. No set of animals encourages us to do so more than what are often known as the “Big Five”. Also known as the “Big Five Game”, these five majestic animals that roam the…

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Facts about Lions for kids

Lion Facts for Kids


Facts About Lions For Kids A lion is just about the most interesting animal in the world. A lion is one of five “big cats” along with jaguar, leopards, snow leopards, and tigers. But lions are extra special.  Some people call them the “Kings of the Jungle”.   But they don’t actually live in the jungle.  They live in grassy areas in…

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Female Lion - Lionness

The Female Lion


 The Female Lion – Queen of the African Wilderness The iconic heavily-maned male Lion is traditionally awarded the title “King of the Jungle”, but a quick look behind the scenes will show you that in reality it is the influential matriarch, the alpha female Lion, who rules the pride and keeps Leo in his place.  In actual fact, male Lions do not…

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