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Dean de la Rey

Alumni Ranger

Dean was a guide at Londolozi from 2018 to 2022. He grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember ...

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It is so special to see the Mhangene pride. Fantastic sighting.

I was there!! And can vouch for the HUGE smile on Dean’s (and JT’s) face as the lions came in so close to them. Inches away! Add in the Cubs covered in mud and it is one of my top 3 lion sitings ever…..

How common is it for a male lion to be dominant without a coalition to assist?

Great photos and great story. I also love watching lions especially when cubs are there as well. Who doesn’t?

Fantastic! How lovely to see the cubs drinking!

Dean, loved all the photos, especially cubs🤗

Always a thrill to find a pride of lions doing what they do!! Wish i had been there!! Thank you for sharing the moment. Victoria

Hi, thanks to you and the Anti-Poaching Unit those wonderful animals have a chance to survive to the ravaging poaching all over the world.
Fantastic photos!

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Great pictures! Thank you for sharing! What a great way to start the day😊

Very sweet reflection shot!!!!!

Is the Othawa Male more impressive than the Birmingham Males in size? One of the Birmingham Males is said to be the biggest lion in the area of Sabi Sands rn.

Would love to see them someday! The Otthawa male is really in his prime!

Hi Dean! Are the Mhangeni Pride operating in similar areas that the three older females utilized when they raised the six adult Ntsevu lionesses or are they elsewhere on Londolozi in addition to wandering elsewhere?

Those cubs are so cute!

Dean, What a spectacular sighting! Loved seeing the cubs!

Extremely cool sighting boys, and a great post Dean!!

Senior Digital Ranger

How exciting! Can’t wait to come back…

Senior Digital Ranger

Wonderful to see the Mhangeni Pride flourishing. Also seeing the Othaway male doing so well and looking Magnificent.. Nice he made his way to his fathers stomping grounds..

Senior Digital Ranger

Precious pictures! The wherewithal of lions never ceases to amaze me. They do have their hardships grant you, which in Africa can never be taken for granted but, hearing that they’re out and about and doing okay when the day is in question comes as a huge relief and moment of relief and cheer.

A tremendous sighting! What a close encounter!

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