White Lion Experience

White Lions of Tanda Tula

The local Shangaan people believe that the white lions of the Timbavati were sent down from heaven.

For me, last night’s game drive was truly a divine experience.  It’s now a day later, and I am still struggling to find the words to describe being in the presence of these rare and beautiful creatures.

I keep coming back to divine.

The sun was setting as we came upon the Giraffe Pride enjoying a successful buffalo hunt.  We watched in awe as the two whites, with their translucent blue eyes, ate, rested and played with their five tawny relatives.

The bush provides us with special moments every day, but for me seeing the white lions of the Timbavati  was a moment of  pure magic.

One thought on “White Lion Experience

  1. Wow, it was 2 years ago when I last saw the Giraffe Pride and I echo your feelings. I hope they will be still in the area next week when I arrive at Tanda Tula, looking forward to seeing you all again.


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