Lions: Every day for eight days!

by Sheleph
(Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa)

Mr Majestic I

Mr Majestic I

Mr Majestic I
Mr Majestic II
Mr Majestic III

During our recent, 21-28 May 2016 visit to a favourite destination of ours, The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park we saw lions every day for eight days! What an experience for us!


We started off at Grootkolk, moved down to Nossob and finally moved down to Kieliekrankie (my husband's favourite camp). He rejuvenates his body and soul at this tranquil camp!

On Monday, 23 May 2016 very close to Grootkolk, we encountered a male lion and two lionesses. Only a few vehicles at the sighting, we spend treasured moments with the three cats. My husband took some pictures with his mobile phone and when we show people the photos, they are in awe. At one stage I took up my window of our vehicle because the one lioness was so close that I became scared . . . WOW!
The male was IMPRESSIVE! I photographed him and subsequently made a photobook of our trip to remember our awesome experiences during our visit. A while ago I met a lady who saw my photobook and asked me where did I buy the book. I felt so good about her comment.

My favorite picture of the mentioned male lion is attached here. I wish to share it with all keen Kgalagadi visitors and I wish you similar encounters with these magnificent cats. A colleague of mine states the following:

"If you see these cats in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, you must SALUTE them. How they survive in these arid conditions is a total mystery!"

My camera was always ready! Action awaits around every corner!

We are once again visiting The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park during October 2016 (8-16 October). The countdown has begun . . . Only a couple of days are remaining to once again experience a dream coming true!

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Sep 23, 2016
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Nice photos
by: Simon

"Only a few vehicles at the sighting" - that's what also got my attention! The best part of the Kgalagadi is that it's not crowded like the Kruger.

Sep 23, 2016
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I love Mr Majestic's stare!
by: mario

I also love Kieliekrankie - we hardly ever go out for drives as we see so much at the waterhole. Thanks for sharing your pics and experience Sheleph.

Sep 23, 2016
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He is majestic!!
by: Mike

8 lions in 8 days - amazing!

Sep 23, 2016
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Wonderful experience - tks for sharing Sheleph!
by: Nelson

Coincidentally, Africa Geographic has just published an article Kgalagadi vs Kruger and I think for tranquility, wildlife photography and landscape photography the Kgalagadi is the winner.

Sep 23, 2016
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Lovely!
by: Anne

We also wonder how any creature survives in the Kalahari desert - God's wonderful design!

Sep 23, 2016
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Lions: Every day for eight days!
by: Sheleph

My story re. the above refers.

As mentioned, I had a photobook made of our wonderful trip. The book was printed by Qphoto and it is a treasured coffee table book! LUV!

Herewith the Link



Regards. Sheleph

Sep 23, 2016
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Lions: Every day for eight days!
by: Sheleph

Dear Jenny

Thank you for your comments; feedback is always welcome.

The pictures of this male lion were all taken with my Nikon D7100. I did not post the picture of the lioness that was photographed with the cellphone.
Unsure whether I could still add the picture?

Regards. Sheleph

Sep 22, 2016
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favorite camp
by: Jenny

Wow I love your pics, were all of these taken with a cell phone?

Kieliekrankie is Mario's favorite camp too - mine is Grootkolk.

Thanks for sharing your amazing story and pics with us....hope to see and hear more about your October trip.

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