Whoa! Pride of 15 lions drinking water side-by-side is pure Kruger bliss

2016-06-29 14:30 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - It's no secret that winter season in South Africa is also the best Kruger season of the year

At the moment, the park is packed to the brim with school holidaymakers, immersing themselves in the wild bushveld with their family and friends. 

It's almost a guarantee that all park visitors will get to see amazing sightings. Only a select few, however, will see those once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sightings. 

One such Kruger visitor, photographer Siobain Shead, recently experienced such a once-in-a-lifetime sighting when she spotted and snapped 15 Kruger lionesses sipping water side by side. 

The sighting happened on her second day in the Kruger, at Ingwe Donga, along the S1 route. On the first day, Shead says she spotted a massive herd of impala drinking water at the very same spot. 

Take a look: 


(Photo: Siobain Shead)

(Photo: Siobain Shead)

(Photo: Siobain Shead)


Shead told Traveller24 she was able to shoot a sequence of photographs of the lionesses. And when she visited Ingwe Donga again at a later stage, the number of lionesses had grown to even more. 

You can see a full gallery of the lionesses by Ingwe Donga here: Pride of 15 lions sipping water side-by-side is the best Kruger sighting ever 

If you're in the Kruger National Park during the school holidays, we'd love to see your photos of incredible wildlife sightings too! email us at info@traveller24.com

SEE: PICS: Kruger fever bites - A few favourite pics from SA's prime safari season

If you're in the park, remember to abide by the Kruger rules to ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors.

Traveller24 posted an astonishing video earlier showing how a beautiful pride of lions were shaken up by a visitor's reckless driving when he came way too close to the wild animals. Vehicles are becoming a serious hindrance to wildlife and visitors are clearly not playing by the rules.

On Friday 1 July, we'll also be hosting a twitter chat, discussing the pros and cons on the use of technology in South Africa's national parks. See the full details and questions here and follow along via the #ShockWildLifeTruths hashtag. 

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