Lions of the Serengeti
Experience the sights and sounds of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park in the heart of Bedfordshire
The Lions of the Serengeti exhibit provides unique and intriguing views of our pride of African lions, and gives our visitors the chance to stand just inches away from these majestic animals – a truly unforgettable experience.
Intrepid visitors follow a village trail visiting a traditional Maasai dwelling and goat enclosure (boma) on the way to the lion viewing area. They will also be able to learn how herders share the environment with this awe inspiring king of the beasts.
Three metre high floor to ceiling viewing windows offer uninterrupted views of our pride roaming the plains of Whipsnade, we have even constructed a 'kopje' or sculpted mound in front of the windows, which is a favourite haunt of the lions.
All in all, a truly sensory experience which introduces visitors to some of the complexities of practical conservation in this East African region.
This exhibit is the first at Whipsnade to be closely tied to the work of the Institute of Zoology via its Tanzania Carnivore Programme.
The Tanzania Carnivore Programme aims to enable Tanzanians to ensure that lions, cheetahs and wild dogs continue to roam wild in Tanzania.