Close Encounters with the African Lion!

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The wildlife experience at the Manyeleti Game Reserve with the Tintswalo Safari Lodge has been beyond expectations, if you need a proof look below.

African Lion, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa

African Lion, Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa

Some of my encounters have been so close I actually shot with the normal (18-55 mm) lens rather than the 75-300. However the above picture has been shot by the 75-300. We were so close to two sleeping lions that we could hear them breathe. This one just lifted its head once or twice and then went back to sleep completely unconcerned about two jeeps full of human beings.

A Sleepy African Lion, Manyeleti Game Reserve South Africa

A Sleepy African Lion at the Manyletei Game Reserve, South Africa

Folks I have no internet in my room and I am typing this from the lobby and my colleagues are waiting for dinner. So have to go. Two more days in South Africa but the safaris have come to an end. You can never go back home the same person after visiting South Africa!

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17 thoughts on “Close Encounters with the African Lion!

  1. Debopam Banerjee

    Wow………… Great shots, especially the first one….. Perfect timing….. Should thank the lion also for giving the post….. This is the beauty of Africa…. Hope to visit some day……………

  2. Vikram yadav

    Hi Mam,

    The First pic is really good…..

    Good to see you’re travelling now, Changes the note of the entire forum from the time in Feb, when you were sad because you were not travelling!!

  3. Meena Menon

    Errrr I missed ur bday dint I! Haaapiee bday to u n u couldnt hv asked for a beta bday gift than this rt :)

  4. Lady Fi

    Enjoy the rest of your time! I’ve been to South Africa twice but still haven’t been on safari. But one day – yes!

    Great shots indeed.

  5. My Say

    Mesmerizing , graceful, kingly and awesome ….words shall fall less dear Mridula … absolute Super click of the King of all Jungles


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