Lions on Namiri Plains

September 27 & 28, 2016

Namiri Plains was one of my “nonnegotiables”.

“With your closest neighbour over an hour’s drive away, you may be excused for thinking that Namiri Plains belongs to you.”

“Since 1966, in one of the longest continuous field studies of the species, more than 200 individual lions from 12 prides have been identified in these eastern grasslands (and about 2,800 live in the whole south-eastern region). Cheetah studies ongoing since 1976 estimate that 50 to 80 adults roam Soit Le Motonyi and its surrounding areas. And the land is also home to leopards, servals, 30-strong packs of hyena and commonly-found grazers such as elephant, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, steenbok and warthog.”

Encounter with Lions at Namiri Plains

Photo Credit: Shelley and Clifton Levine

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