Tag Archive: lion

Noisy 15 Seconds

There is no comparison to a proper Lion roar. Turn your volume up and then listen to 15 very noisy seconds with Thanda Safari’s dominant male Lion. And then imagine you are sitting… Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Thanda Safari

Picture by Christian Sperka – Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Safari Never miss a message from Thanda! Sign up to the Thanda Blog and receive an email with every new post – https://thandablog.com/follow-the-blog/… Continue reading

‘Reflection Lion’

This young Thanda Lioness got quite upset when she encountered herself as a reflection at a waterhole. She kept growling at the ‘other’ Lion with very little success 🙂 At the end she… Continue reading

A ‘Wild’ Selfie!

What a selfie opportunity! A group of Thanda guests joined the Thanda Wildlife Team for a Lion capture operation. The two young male Lions were to be re-located to another game reserve in… Continue reading


Yesterday’s Lion sighting on the way back to the Thanda Tented Camp – Lions resting on the road under a cloudy evening sky – Magic! Picture by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide… Continue reading

What a thrill …

… to meet Thanda’s dominant male Lion close up and personal; just as the sun rises. Even the Thanda guests who find the morning game drives a bit early are wide awake as… Continue reading

A Dart, Huge Eyes and Tails Up!

Thanda is very excited to send two of our young male Lions to Zimanga Private Game Reserve, near Mkuze. The two new males will meet up with two females and form Zimanga’s first… Continue reading

A special feeling!

It is a very special feeling when the Thanda North Pride of Lions walks for the first time within meters of your open game drive vehicle. You feel very close to nature and… Continue reading

Just below the Lodge!

This morning Thanda’s dominant male Lion was lying just below the Thanda Safari Lodge. He enjoyed the morning sun on a very pleasant summer day. And our guests appreciated the – up close and personal… Continue reading


This morning three beautiful Kudu bulls came to drink at small waterhole at Thanda. After they had quenched their thirst a herd of Cape Buffalo started stampeding the scene. The Thanda guests enjoyed this… Continue reading