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Zebra kill draws wild crowd

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS: ZEBRA KILL DRAWS A WILD CROWD

Fascinating Sightings | January 16, 2018

Zebra kill draws wild crowd I am constantly reminded of how quickly scenes can change while on safari. One minute you’re roving along, without much action, and your mind’s just begun to wander, when around the bend a leopard appears or a pack of wild dogs dashes across the path in front of you. These …
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Happy Re(unions)

HAPPY RE(UNIONS)

Weddings | January 12, 2018

Happy Re(unions) : Catherine and Alan Hope get married at Lion Sands I first met Catherine and Alan in 2013 at a lodge I previously worked for as a guide. We got along wonderfully and experienced many amazing sightings together. In 2015, they returned with Catherine’s parents and, during their stay, Alan popped the question – …
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Merry Christmas from our Lion Sands family to yours

Food & Wine | December 28, 2017

Christmas in the African bush is a truly unique and magical experience as shared by Ty Higman from the Guest Relations team at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. “I am privileged to experience and share the magical unique moments of my first Christmas in the African bush. I consider the true meaning of Christmas to be …
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Tips for Beginner Photographers

10 Non-Technical Tips for Beginner Photographers on Safari 

Photography | December 13, 2017

Tips for Beginner Photographers After months of planning, you are finally here and ready for your safari. It could be your first time, or maybe you are a returning safari veteran. Either way, your goal is to bring home some incredible wildlife shots from the trip. We’ve compiled some non-technical tips that everyone can and …
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Kingston boundary walk

A Kingston Tradition: The Lion Sands Boundary Walk

Lion Sands Kruger National Park | December 7, 2017

Kingston Boundary Walk My alarm sounds at a fresh 4am. It’s boundary walk day! A tradition – as part of our field guide induction into Lion Sands – which challenges each of us to complete a solo journey around the entire perimeter of the Kingston (Lion Sands Sabi Sand) property. At 27km, it’s not for …
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African wild dogs on the hunt

Lion Sands Wildlife | November 24, 2017

On first encounter, nature seems cruel. But a sighting like this reminds us that in the bush, the loss of a life sustains the future for others. This natural order of things is critical to the survival of the highly endangered wild dog. In the early morning of 11 November, a pack of African wild …
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Why I Keep Coming Back | Lion Sands | Guest Blog

Guest blog: Jennifer Bartlett – Why I keep coming back

Our Guests | November 17, 2017

“The reason why I keep coming back is because you are treated like family from the moment you walk in the door. It is what makes Lion Sands so different from other lodges. They don’t just drop your bags at the room and then you are forgotten; they engage with you on a personal level …
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Elephant Bulls Fight, Lion Sands Game Reserve

Clash of the giants – elephant bulls fight in the Sabie River

Lion Sands Wildlife | November 10, 2017

Elephant Bulls Fight Have you ever seen two elephant bulls fight? Field Guide, Neil Jennings shares an encounter he recently had with guests while on foot. “Our game drive was coming to an end after a very busy morning safari. I was wrapping up the drive along the Sabie River, when we noticed a big breeding herd …
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