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James Souchon

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James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

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on Male Lion Kills Kudu in Waterhole

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Wow James! Incredible! It must be the sighting of the year. Amazing video.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Wow, James, that was incredibly exciting! I would have loved to have witnessed that. The strength of the male lion is unbelievable. That poor kudu didn’t have a prayer. I do imagine that the young hyena headed back to the den with some stories to tell! ?

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

back at work James ?
What a great but sad sighting .
Enjoy the end of the year and good luck for 2018, as well as for Cath and those that remember us

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

What an awesome story – and so well told, James!! I felt I was there!

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Incredible sighting!! Thanks for sharing the video

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Wow! That is unbelievable. Knowing how lions don’t really like being immersed in water, the taking of the Kudu had to have been the highlight of your guests’ day. Super photos.

Gillian Evans

Simply amazing!! What a fantastic sighting. Well done James and Rich and Grant!! Lucky, lucky guests!!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, What an amazing sighting! We have yet to see the Birmingham males on our visits, but can see that they are a formidable bunch! We have never heard of lions “dining” in the water! Great video!

Earline Rochester
Digital Ranger


Mj Bradley
Senior Digital Ranger

Just WOW! Hard to top that sighting! B-Boys are expanding their territory.

Jenifer Westphal

WOW!!!! James, incredible! Even better than spotting 49, ahem, I mean 50 lions in one visit! Thanks for sharing!

Mike Dominici

Incredible video ! I’m surprised the male did not sit back and let the females make the kill for him or wait for the kudu to leave the water. He is a very bold male. Had crocs or hippos occupied that waterhole things may have been a bit different. Awesome footage here of one one very bold and determined lion.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Absolutely incredible sighthing, it’s so rare to see lions making a kill in water!! Seems like the Birmingham males are continueing to establish themselves on Londolozi!

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