A Lioness yawns before going out to hunt in Kruger National Park, South Africa
A Large Male Lion which is blind in one eye growls at a female in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Lion Cub Calling it’s Mother, Kruger Park, South Africa
A Lioness Charges from the bushes to chase vultures off it’s giraffe kill, Kruger Park, South Africa
Sleeping Lioness in Kruger National Park, South Africa
A pride of Lions lazes in the road on a misty early morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Male Lion settles back down with the pride having just been disturbed by an Elephant
Young Lion staring into the distance in Mashatu, Botswana
A lioness and cubs block the road in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lion Cub in Golden Light, late afternoon in Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa
Male Lion Gazes at the Camera having just been disturbed by an Elephant
Sleeping Male Lion in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lioness and Cub Posing in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
Lioness with Playful Cubs in Mashatu, Botswana
Lions must be one of the main reasons that people go on a safari in Africa. However, they aren’t always the charismatic cats made out by the movies. In fact it can take quite a lot of patience and a good dose of luck to find them doing anything at all!
You can certainly improve your chances of seeing lions and hopefully capturing some action by getting up early and staying out late while on safari, they are nocturnal after all. If you can get onto a night drive this will greatly improve your chances of finding lions.