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The lion is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera, and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with a critically endangered remnant population in Gir Forest National Park in India, having disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, much of Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. Lions live for ten to fourteen years in the wild, while in captivity they can live longer than twenty years. In the wild, males seldom live longer than ten years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity.

Where to Go For a Lion Safari

In Africa, with the exchange of life and death among the animals and their environment and the dance of existence between the components of nature, death and living are two closely intertwined practical elements that make nature more proportionate.

African lion safari is one of such element. Lions are included in the big five constituents of the wild along with the revered buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros and the mighty elephant. Nature aside, game is the central attraction in the wilderness of Africa. By merely watching the prey being hunted by the merciless lions, that would mean witnessing how nature maintains its equilibrium. Which itself is a very intricate and delicate process.

Apparently, African lion safaris seem to be the passport for total adventure. They offer travelers the prospect of seeing wild animals interplay with the ecosystems. Majestic animals that constitute the circle of life. You may catch glimpses of how wide range of animals, of birds and of living species compete for survival. You may either do this while riding an open safari vehicle or through other means of voyaging the safaris.

To say the obvious, African lion safaris are found in their natural habitats which include areas such as South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia. Meanwhile, most national parks offer sights of African lion safaris. These parks include world revered spots like the Kruger National Park, Chobe National Park, Pilanesburg National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Samburu National Reserve and Lake Manyara National Park to mention some of hundreds of others.

All African safaris offer rare opportunities to catch a glimpse of creatures that may only be found in the wild. And as vast and diverse as Africa can get, it can provide unimaginable things from the strangest to the wildest creations there are.

Lion safari, one of the keen focuses for most travelers since it offers satisfactory game can be found in various sites in Africa. It is the passport for adventure where a guest may spot nature working within itself to maintain the equilibrium.

Lion safari is best encountered in its natural habitat. Some of the well-known sites of lion safari are the following:

Kruger National Park
Because of the Kruger's excellent game-viewing opportunities, it is included in the top priorities when it comes to lion safaris. It is created even before the emergence of some of the national parks that we now enjoy, which makes it the pioneer in the field. The preservation was initiated in 1889 to help protect the wildlife of South Africa, which then was faced, with the swelling problems of unrestricted hunting.

Pilanesburg National Park
Lion safaris are found in Pilanesburg, which is revered for its being malaria-free, thus the comfort of game-viewing.

Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
Because it is naturally intended to create a haven for wildlife animals, Kalahari is home to unimaginable number of animals. It is characterized by being semi-dessert, which borders in between Namibia and Botswana.

Chobe National Park
Found in Botswana, Chobe is recognized for harboring the largest congregation of buffalo and elephants.

Linyanti Game Reserve
Linyanti Game Reserve, on the other hand, nurses the largest prides of lions and equally large population of some good preys such as the elephant.

Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Being included in the list of most famous reservation parks, these two harbors the impressive tree-climbing lions and black-maned lions respectively.

Masai Mara National Reserve
Found in Kenya, Masai Mara collects a year round game-viewing and is the finest national park in all Kenya.

Serengeti National Park
On top of the heap is the Serengeti, which is also known for another name- the big cat central, which is so much closer to the truth. Since grasslands dominate the seemingly endless land, it is much easier to view games here. The migration of wildebeest and the collection of buffaloes and zebras make Serengeti a great place for the interplay of preys and predators. Yearly, millions of wildebeests come here between the months of April to August to seek better grazing in the far South.

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