Country & Coastal Touring

Lion Spotting at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Lions at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

Over the last few weeks predators sightings have increased in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. One of the reasons for this is that it is the time of year for females to start giving birth. This naturally brings predators out of hiding since young animals are far easier to prey on than older more “street wise” animals.

On our tours to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve over the last 3 weeks we’ve been fortunate to see leopard on 2 occasions, cheetah twice, and lions on probably 4 out of every 5 visits, wild dog once, hyena 2 or 3 times and black backed jackal.

Out of all of those sightings though, it was the lion sightings that got everyone’s attention. Of course part of that reason is that lions tend to be in prides, so if you spot one usually there’s another nearby. They are of course happy to be out on the open and  are usually pretty relaxed and chilled. All of these factor together mean the sightings are usually pretty good.

The video below was filmed on our most recent overnight tour to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. We had started our 2nd day with an early morning game drive and headed directly towards where the lions had been spotted in the distance the day before.

As luck would have it, it was just perfect timing and we got to spend some time with these particular lions.