You don’t need a month’s worth of field guide survival training to watch lions in their natural habitat. Just visit one of the following camps in South Africa to get your pride full.
Taking some time out of your busy schedule to appreciate the beauty that the world has to offer may be the best thing you ever do. Game watching during a luxury safari in South Africa can be an exhilarating and fulfilling experience at one of the following camps:
Kings Camp is one of the best examples of a serene and natural camp in South Africa where you can watch lion and other big game undisturbed in their natural environment. Learn about lion interactions and behaviours and get to know just how intelligent these animals are. Watch as new prides are formed and rivalries resolved in an untamed wilderness, as the powerful animals roar and fight to defend their prides or territories. The camp is in the Timbavati Private nature reserve, meaning you get all the luxury amenities you would from a five-star hotel, while waking up to birds chirping and lions roaring, as well as the benefit of guided safaris.
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp
If you are looking for the total safari experience – tents, rough terrain and beautiful sunsets and watching animals as they approach the watering holes, then the Shindzela Tented Safari Camp is it. The whole camp is unfenced so there is no barrier between yourself and nature, but you feel perfectly safe as you watch nature in her element. You really can’t get better than that!
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge epitomes the safari experience. Imagine having afternoon tea right next to an elephant watering hole? The animals at this lodge interact freely and you are sure to see lion cubs playing with reckless abandon, among other unique experiences.
Words and images: Zintle Tsholobo