Where to find Lions

When it comes to wild lion populations, unfortunately, the harsh reality is that in the past 25 years, wild lions have declined by more than half. Due to a complexity of social, political and environmental factors, it’s estimated that there are only 20,000 wild lions left on the African continent. 

It’s important to understand this while watching wild lions during your African safari. Simply put, they are not as prevalent as one might be led to believe. And having this knowledge will help one understand the immense privilege it is to witness these iconic and social cats. 

Thankfully, ecotourism is playing a vital role in the protection and conservation of the last remaining strongholds of wild lion populations. And by going on safari, you can help build a stronger future for wild lions and the wilderness areas they live in!

MARA-SERENGETI ECOSYSTEM

Kenya and Tanzania

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The Mara-Serengeti ecosystem includes the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Hosting the Great Wildebeest Migration, the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, it’s no wonder that this is home to the highest density of lions on the continent. 

The Great Wildebeest Migration is, understandably,  a natural spectacle everyone wants to see. However, it is important to remember that lions are territorial animals and therefore, prides with male coalitions will remain resident within their contested territory. 

Source: ubuntu travel group

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