Lonely Planet Writer

Namibia: new documentary highlights threat to desert lions

A new documentary by acclaimed wildlife filmmakers Will and Lianne Steenkamp has been released to highlight the plight of Namibia desert lions.

A lioness prowls through Etosha National Park, Namibia.
A lioness in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Image by Jon Rawlinson / CC BY 2.0

Vanishing Kings – Lions of the Namib follows the story of a mature lioness, her two daughters and the ‘Five Musketeers’ (her adolescent sons) as they roam the northern Namib Desert together. The film also delves into the conservation work being done to save this unique population of lions. Read more: tourismupdate.co.za