A standard game viewing moment on the Serengeti Plains took a dramatic turn when safari guests witnessed a pride of lions attacking a subadult male lion. It appears the young male lion had wandered far from its own territory and accidentally to a kopje (granite outcropping) that was inhabited by a neighboring lion pride. Lions are not tolerant of other lions from different prides and can be especially aggressive towards unknown male lions. Our guests have captured a rare look into the dark side of lion pride behavior.
This video was filmed in the Serengeti on January 2018 near Seronera Sametu Camp by Lesley Young and Lon Hall. Thank you for sharing!
Captured by Safari Guest: Lesley Young / Jan 2018
In honor of #NationalCuddleUpDay we’ve gathered our best wildlife photos that capture the sentiment. These shots have all been taken by our past guests and staff. It doesn’t get much cuter than this.
The Grumeti Woodlands play host to the most amazing wildlife spectacle in Africa. Every year, thousands of wildebeest take the cold plunge to cross the glittering waters of the Grumeti River, the centerpiece of the Grumeti Woodlands. The river itself is renowned for its population of gigantic Nile crocodiles. Some of these pre-historic monsters measure up to 17-feet long and are 70-years old!
A special thanks to Jodi and Dan Anderson of Rockville, Maryland for sharing this spectacular crossing video they filmed while on safari with us. Click here to see their original trip report and pictures. Thanks again Jodi and Dan…great job! Click below to play the video and make sure to expand to full screen.
I just returned home from a 10 days safari with a single guest named Tom S. from California, USA (safari dates were March 7, 2014 to March 16, 2014). It was a trip of a lifetime for him as he had always dreamed of visiting Africa. The trip was so amazing and we saw all that Tom dreamed about except only one species (The Porcupine). Most of the expectations revolved around seeing the big cats and the famous big five. The locations in our itinerary made all the incredible sightings of all the big cats possible (Leopard, Lion, and Cheetah). We enjoyed 2 nights in the North Serengeti at Buffalo Springs Camp, 2 nights in the Central Serengeti at Sametu Camp, 3 nights in the South Serengeti and Ndutu Lodge and 2 nights in Ngorongoro Crater at Lion’s Paw Camp.