Tracking a lion in the African wild is a must-do experience on any safari bucket list. Some people have already ticked it off while others are still saving! Either way, get inspired and join ranger Daniel in this video as he tracks lion at our Eastern Cape Game Reserve.
Lion Sleep up to 20 Hours a Day
All too frequently one comes upon the pride in a state of rest and relaxation but even so, it only takes the lift of a head or the shake of a shaggy mane to gets one's pulse racing. Encountering lion on the move, at a kill, or interacting as a pride as captured in this video, is a thrilling part of any safari and stays with one forever.
Tracking Dangerous but Majestic Eastern Cape Lions
Lion are strong and powerful predators as well as gentle, affectionate, family-orientated cats. They live in prides that grow up to 15 members and the females within the pride can stay together for life. The primary role of lioness is to hunt while the lion protects their territory.
Eastern Cape Safari Supports Lion Conservation
Lion used to roam Africa, Asia and Europe. However, the species is now under threat due to the gradual loss of their natural territories. The last remaining Asiatic lions can be found in Sasan-Gir National Park in India, which was created specifically to protect this species. 25 years ago there were as many as 200,000 wild lions in Africa and today that number has reduced to approximately 25,000.
Kariega Game Reserve is home to a growing number of wild lions and supports conservation of this species in the Eastern Cape. You can help protect and conserve lions by supporting awareness campaigns such as World Lion Day (10 August each year) and simply going on holiday. Booking a safari with a conservation focussed lodge like Kariega will ensure that lions will continue to thrive in the wild.
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