5 Most Memorable Lion Encounters While On Safari

In celebration of #WorldLionDay, I've compiled some photographs of my top five most memorable lion encounters from several different safaris I've taken in South Africa, Namibia, and Tanzania.

Though Cecil's death has stirred some very interesting debates about the sport and canned hunting industries, I'd rather take some time today to highlight the people and organizations that are doing really great work towards ensuring big cat populations remain sustainable across the globe. So thank you Panthera, African Parks, Ewaso LionsRuaha Carnivore Project, and the African Wildlife Foundation for all the great work that you do!

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.