The truth is that if you want to see lions, Serengeti National Park is the place to be. Nowhere else in Africa supports such a concentrated abundance of prey amid such open landscape.
They say that cats have nine lives, but they don’t say that about the Serengeti lion. Life is hard and precarious on this unforgiving landscape. For the greatest of African predators as well as for their prey, life spans tend to be short, more often terminating abruptly than in graceful decline. An adult male lion, if he is lucky and tough, might reach the advanced age of 12. Adult females can live longer, even to 19.