The Lions of Londolozi

Londolozi effortlessly exceeds all expectations of luxury safari, African hospitality and the wilderness. When tasked with describing what was seen and experienced at this African wonder, guests are always left speechless when trying to portray the intangible. But it is not only the exceptional accommodation and service that sets Londolozi apart from the rest! This game reserve is renowned for its generous lion presence. They are more than just a fleeting sighting – you will find them loitering in the grass, chasing prey through the bushveld or rearing their young, unfazed by the passing vehicles.

Last month Londolozi was dominated by lion activity, especially by the Ntsevu pride and the Tsalala female. The Ntsevu pride’s regular expeditions throughout the reserve with their 12 cubs have provided guests with remarkable sightings – some of Londolozi’s best in years. Image seeing 21 lions at a single given time… there are no words to describe such a phenomenon.

Londolozi rangers and trackers predict such sightings as a trend for 2019, especially with the departure of the summer months. As the bushveld turns from a luscious green to brown, animals will begin to congregate around waterholes and predator-prey contact is more apparent.

And with 2019 being a successful year for the lions at Londolozi, we also congratulate the remaining Tsalala lioness who has brought life into the kingdom once more in the very den she was born…

In a cave near the Manyelethi River remains the only female born to the Tailed Tsalala lioness. With her three brothers dispersed into the greater Kruger National Park, this could mean the continuation of the eternal Tsalala name as rangers, staff and guests await the first sighting of these cubs.

For more heart-warming and humourous stories about trackers being chased up trees by lions, the Tsalala female’s spectacular news, and why they feel that The Lion King was actually set at Londolozi… visit the Londolozi blog here.



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