“Vanishing Kings” Lion Shot in Human-Wildlife Conflict
Jun23

“Vanishing Kings” Lion Shot in Human-Wildlife Conflict

Hearts are broken in the world of lion conservation after the news of one of the Five Musketeers, featured in the recently released documentary Vanishing Kings, has died after being shot in an incident of human-wildlife conflict in Namibia’s Damaraland. Devastatingly, human-lion conflict is a reality for local farmers and the endangered population of desert lions living in the Damaraland, and last week, an incident took place that saw...

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White  lioness and a Trilogy Male mating in the Klaserie!
Apr22

White lioness and a Trilogy Male mating in the Klaserie!

What an epic sighting in Kruger: White lioness and a Trilogy Male mating!   Guests and the media team of Chloe Cooper, Carolynne Higgins and Kevin MacLaughlin were in the right place at the right time to witness this amazing wildlife sighting of one of the Trilogy males mating with not one, but three lionesses, two of which happened to be the rare white lions! Here is an accounting of the action from Chloe and Carolynne: When...

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Amazing Game Viewing at Africa on Foot and nThambo
Dec22

Amazing Game Viewing at Africa on Foot and nThambo

Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp provide Amazing Game Viewing The last few weeks have seen some truly amazing game viewing around the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve camps of Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. It started off with visiting with a pack of African Wild Dogs, a wonderful sight! They were seen on the main tarred road that runs through the Klaserie and Timbavati Reserves. Our team got to visit with them before they...

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Kruger Lion takes on a crocodile – and Wins!
Nov27

Kruger Lion takes on a crocodile – and Wins!

Kruger Lion in action It’s not often that you see a lion take on a crocodile! These epic images come from Nick Du Plessis who is a guide in the Kruger National Park with Singita Lodges. On their Facebook page Singita says that a game drive with Nick as the guide ended their evening on a high, visiting with the Shishangaan Pride who had just caught a giraffe. This pride has 2 lionesses and 6 cubs. The next morning they headed...

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It’s Baby Season in Botswana!
Nov17

It’s Baby Season in Botswana!

For the last few weeks the Sun Destinations team of photographer and film maker Kevin MacLaughlin and blogger Chloe Cooper were exploring the wild and beautiful Botswana. They returned to their respective offices – Kevin to the bush at Africa on Foot, and Chloe to the office in Cape Town, and shared their amazing trip with words and pictures, showing that it really was Baby Season in Botswana! Here is what Chloe had to say,...

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The King Has Spoken: nDzuti lions flee from their kill
Aug11

The King Has Spoken: nDzuti lions flee from their kill

Watching 4 sub-adult male lions gorging themselves on a buffalo carcass is a spectacular sighting in itself, but, as we always emphasise in nature: you can not predict what is going to happen. These guests were visiting nDzuti Safari Camp deep in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve of Greater Kruger. Guided by owner Bruce Meeser, the guests were led right to the site where these big males were feeding. Perfect lighting and beautiful...

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White lion cub seen at Singita Kruger Park
Jul14

White lion cub seen at Singita Kruger Park

The white lion gene, as rare as it is, has cropped up in the form of a white lion cub born in the Singita Concession of the Kruger National Park. Yesterday morning, on game drive at Singita Lebombo Lodge, this little snowball was spotted and photographed by wildlife photographer Nick du Plessis. Its tawny mother and 2 tawny siblings all looked in perfect happiness and health, basking in the morning sunlight in their chosen spot near...

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