Lions Mating in the Ngorongoro Crater: Overseas Adventure Travel Review

by Juanita Monette
(Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)

Mating Lions

Mating Lions

Everything went exactly as planned and the food was great. We saw elephants and zebra adults and young. So beautiful. Also cheetah, lions and lions mating which was very exciting.

There were wildebeest migrating by the thousands with zebra intermixed with them.

Lots of giraffe, jackals, gazelle, impala, dik dik, beautiful birds and baboon families. We also saw leopard in a tree. I was so excited to see so many beautiful animals so close.

We stayed in two lodges that were beautiful. Very clean rooms and very comfortable beds in all places that we stayed.

We stayed in a permanent tent camp in Tarangire and in a mobile tent camp in the Serengeti. The mobile tent camp had flush toilets and hot showers and we could hear the birds and animals outside. Wonderful.

Some advice for prospective safari travellers is to follow the trip lists and bring all the toiletries and medications that one might need.

Pack light for clothes. I found that my nylon hiking pants and shirts were perfect for a Safari being easy to wash and dry.

Bring lots of cash in case your credit cards do not work in the machines.

Bring lots of camera cards and batteries. I took a lot more photos than I thought I would. Taking pictures was one of the most fun things of the trip - to take all the animals home with me and the beautiful landscapes, and photos of the guides and the Masai people are great.

It's good to be in good physical shape as the trip is very physical, even in the Range Rovers as it is bumpy but fun to ride in them.

Juanita's Safari Details:

Rating: 10/10

Safari company used: Overseas Adventure Travel (make an enquiry)

Parks visited: Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti in Tanzania

Date of safari: December 05 for 14 days

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  • Comments for Lions Mating in the Ngorongoro Crater: Overseas Adventure Travel Review

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    Apr 02, 2008
    Mating Lions
    by: Anonymous

    You needn't have written a word...the pic of the mating lions said it all! I would have loved to have been there to witness it!

    Nov 04, 2009
    by: Ntsenyeho

    The African Lion takes 16 Months on its pregnancy.

    Nov 06, 2009
    Lions dem great
    by: Anonymous

    Lions great at anytime and see how they are enjoying themselves in here. Mating is a great part of life.

    Nov 09, 2009
    this is good and crazy
    by: Anonymous

    well i don't think that anybody wants to a lion mating unless they are very crazy but I like the photo and you did a very good job shooting the angle. One day I will go and and stay where you went and when I do I hope I have a good trip like you did.

    Mar 31, 2011
    by: connie moseki

    It was indeed a lovely experience, most of us have seen lions and only a few have seen them mating. Truly speaking u are the luckiest..........!

    Sep 20, 2011
    by: Mr. Brussel


    Jan 13, 2015
    by: james

    Your share gives excellent knowledge about the lion in ngorongoro. And also your experience is interesting.

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