Lions are the ‘stars of safari holidays’

Lions are the main attraction of any safari.

This is according to a piece in the Vancouver Sun, which praised the beasts and could encourage people to take in wildlife excursions as a result.

It described the animal as "the world's most iconic animal, the king of the jungle, the star of any safari".

But those considering safari holidays in the near future might like to hurry up and book if they want to see lions on their travels as the publication cited experts who believe lions could be gone from Africa within ten years.

One destination people might be able to spot the beasts is Tanzania as Harriet O'Brien, writing for the Independent, stated the African country is home to "stunning wildlife", including hippo, buffalo, warthog and impala.

Ms O'Brien pointed out there is "fabulous" wildlife in the area, adding: "If they're lucky they may also catch sight of endangered black rhino, leopard and seldom-seen wild dog."