the lion sleeps tonight

We just got back from an amazing trip to Madikwe, just across the border in South Africa, where we stayed in the beautiful Thakadu Lodge for a night in a luxurious safari tent.

And on the game drive last night, I finally got to see a lion. All you could see at first was a bit of black and yellow mane of a very sleepy lion in the high grass.

When he woke up, he yawned a couple of times, licked himself and stretched extensively before he started walking along the road like the majesty himself.


Lion love.

FYI: Apart from the lion, there was lots of other wildlife, including some supercute baby hyenas, jumping rhinos and a very horny elephant :)

3 Responses to the lion sleeps tonight

  1. Isi

    >he is the majesty! ich will die auch sehen!!

  2. Miss Footloose

    >Just hopped over from Expat Bloggers. I lived for years in Africa — Kenya, and Ghana, twice. would love to see the southern part of the continent.

    Your photos are great fantastic!

  3. safaribarbie

    >@Miss Footloose: Thanks, I really like it here and hope to see much more of Africa in the next months. Will make sure to check out you blog as well for any tips/ideas…

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