Lions are the most iconic animals in Africa, and one of the most sought-after safari sightings. The thrill of seeing them in the wild is indescribable; perhaps because it triggers such a primal reaction in each of us.

In the run up to World Lion Day on the 10th of August, and the hugely anticipated live action version of the movie 'The Lion King' roaring into cinemas on the 19th of July, we are devoting this issue of The Safari Guide to celebrating 'The King of the Jungle'. The magazine shines a light on the plight faced by lions today, as well as the inspiring projects and individuals that are forging ahead in this conservation space.

Every individual animal matters, whether it’s Elsa the lioness, whose poignant story of freedom inspired several generations of animal lovers, or Cecil the lion, whose death elicited a global outcry against lion hunting. In retelling their stories, we hope to remind you of the plight of lions in the wild, and inspire you all to act with vigour to safeguard the future of these magnificent beasts.

We hope that this issue of the magazine leaves you feeling energised, inspired and equipped for your next great Africa adventure.

The Safari Guide is a quarterly digital publication, proudly brought to you by our award-winning team of travel experts here at Bench Africa. This stylish magazine, aimed at the sophisticated, savvy traveller, was born out of an innate desire to encourage more meaningful travel throughout the continent of Africa - in all its rich diversity. Each issue is packed with Africa travel news, sustainable travel ideas, insider tips, fervent tales, electrifying videos and dramatic imagery. If you care about our planet, if you’re desperate to get off the beaten track, if you want to mingle with the locals or just experience ‘the extraordinary’ in Africa then The Safari Guide has it all.

On a mobile device you can access your FREE copy of The Safari Guide. Just click on one of the two buttons below, which will take you to the App Store or Google Play where you can download the app and read this issue.  


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