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Marakele: Lions

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Re: Lion sightings in Marakele

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:23 pm

WoW Bushbuddies :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Lions nearly in camp :big_eyes: and she is indeed a beauty :thumbs_up:

What luck you had :P

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Re: Lion sightings in Marakele

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:31 pm

WOW!! I am speechless!!!! :shock:

Stunning pics of the lioness - what a beauty she is! :clap: :clap:

We will be visiting Marakele over Christmas - maybe we will also get lucky! :D

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Re: Lion sightings in Marakele

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:50 pm

Wow what an incredible sighting!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You have some stunning photos and I'm so glad you got to see these lions!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Lion sightings in Marakele

Unread post by Elize de Klerk » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:58 pm

We were also very lucky to see 2 females and 1 male at the koppie just before you go on the mountain in May this year.

So, there is defnitly lions!

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Re: Lion sightings in Marakele

Unread post by Nina! » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:21 pm

Hi Bushbuddies,

It was nice to meet you, although only from the distance due to the lions.

As soon as we have sorted through our pictures, I will try to post some of our lion pictures, too.

When we got back to camp, the male lion was laying at the end of the "road" , close to the last two tents (ours was "barbet", don't remember the name of the last tent).

It was an unexpected and great sighting :D

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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by Div » Wed May 07, 2014 6:38 pm

Just saw the media release- 2 new lions released in Marakele. Any further lion or other sightings from Marakele?

Did the park get good rain during the summer?

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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by africawildlife.nl » Tue May 13, 2014 10:47 pm

Yes, there are still lions in Marakele... We've visited the park between 25-april and 29-april. Rain has caused lots of damage to the roads, but park management is working on it. Not all roads are already accessible by 2WD. I'll try to upload some nice pictures later this week.
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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by Div » Thu May 15, 2014 7:57 pm

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by lion queen » Fri May 16, 2014 7:34 am

:popcorn: :popcorn:

Thanks for the feedback africawildlife.nl
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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by MNEL » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:36 am

Hi guys
just back from fantastic weekend in Marakele - stayed at the cottage - and fell in love with this place. Regarding lions.....yip, they are definitly there! We had lots of tracks around our camp on Friday morning - seems like the pride that had babies earlier this year! And we were woken on Sunday morning by the mighty roar of the LION! We went looking for them but again could just find the tracks. So we will go back to go looking for them in the not so distant future!

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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by Div » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:34 am

It is a great place to visit.

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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:40 pm

We have just spent 3 nights at Motswere Guest Cottage. We heard lion roars a few times whilst there.

Yesterday (Wednesday 1st April) we were awokened to roaring very close by. On getting to the gate (to the cottage) we saw a beautiful male about 50 metres from the gate. He looked at us, roared again, and then went behind some bushes. He roared a few more times.

When we went along the track to the cottage we could see that he had walked up and down there during the night.
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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by Eddie Lubbe » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:38 pm

I am new on this thread and have never been to Marakele. Does anyone have an estimate on the lion numbers and in what sections of the park are they most likely to be seen?

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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by Laeveldkind » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:15 pm

Hi Eddie
It seems most forum members that have seen or heard lions did so around Tlopi camp or Motswere Cottage. Lions are restricted to the eastern side of the park only. I know there were two young males released mid last year and have heard about one pride having had cubs a while back but do not know more about their numbers inside the park. Would be interesting to find out though. Maybe you should try and send a mail to the park itself?
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Re: Marakele: Lions

Unread post by Eddie Lubbe » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:29 am

I have mailed the park, but is still awaiting their reply.


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