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Jill Snyder – lions of the South Luangwa

Jill Snyder

Here’s a taste of her blog post… get the full version across at

“Eat, Drink, Travel, be Happy“

There’s a story about a lions attack on an American women at a Lion Park near Johannesburg where animals are kept in large enclosures which replicate their natural environments. The enclosure was divided into two areas – one for carnivores and one for herbivores. The animals are not living in the wild or allowed to roam freely, they don’t hunt and they have daily interaction with humans.

In the South Luangwa Valley the animals are wild and roam freely in wide open spaces the way nature intended. Without fences and no humans feeding them. When approaching a wild animal we take caution and assess their mood. They are aware of our existence but generally don’t react and want nothing to do with us. They’re not depending on us for their survival.

Jill Snyder

“We came across these 2 lions sunning themselves early one morning. Misek, our guide told us when they start to yawn they will get up and move. Sure enough 5 yawns later they moved, walking right past the jeep to the river to drink and nap.”

“We had a fantastic time on Safari and are extremely Happy Clients. We saw, heard, and experienced some amazing things. I would highly recommend this Safari. Zambezi Safaris are the way to go!!! Thanks for putting this together for us. It is something we will never forget.“

If you fancy heading off to the Luangwa Valley here’s a safari option to consider… or if you’d like us to put together a tailor-made safari just drop us a quick email and we’ll be in touch very soon.


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